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  1. ferret of prairie regions of United States; nearly extinct Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. hound or harry relentlessly Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. domesticated albino variety of the European polecat bred for hunting rats and rabbits Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. hunt with ferrets Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. search and discover through persistent investigation; "She ferreted out the truth" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. An animal of the Weasel family (Mustela / Putorius furo), about fourteen inches in length, of a pale yellow or white color, with red eyes. It is a native of Africa, but has been domesticated in Europe. Ferrets are used to drive rabbits and rats out of their holes. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. The iron used for trying the melted glass to see if is fit to work, and for shaping the rings at the mouths of bottles. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. An animal of the Weasel family (Mustela Putorius furo), about fourteen inches in length, of a pale yellow or white color, with red eyes. It is a native of Africa, but has been domesticated in Europe. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To drive or hunt out of a lurking place, as a ferret does the cony; to search out by patient and sagacious efforts; - often used with out; as, to ferret out a secret. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A kind of narrow tape, usually made of woolen; sometimes of cotton or silk; - called also ferreting. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Semidomesticated variety of European polecat much used for hunting rodents and/or rabbits and as a laboratory animal. Medical Dictionary DB
  12. A kind of weasel, used to hunt rats and rabbits from their holes. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. To search perseveringly for or discover by cunning methods: with out: as, to ferret out a secret. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. Ribbon woven from spun-silk. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. A tame animal of the weasel kind employed in unearthing rabbits. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. To search out carefully and minutely like a ferret; to drive out by patient effort; -pr.p. ferreting; pa.p. ferreted. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. A kind of weasel. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. To search out carefully. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. To find by keen search; with out. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. To hunt with ferrets. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. A weasel-like carnivore, usually white with red eyes; used to hunt rabbits, rats, etc. . The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. A species of weasel, much used in unearthing rabbits; among glass-makers, an iron used to make the rings at the mouths of bottles. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. A kind of narrow tape made of woollen thread, sometimes of cotton or silk. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. To drive out of a lurking-place; to hunt out. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. An animal of the weasel kind used to hunt out rabbits from their holes. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  26. To drive out of a lurking-place; to find out or discover as a ferret does. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  27. one of the unclean creeping things mentioned in ( Leviticus 11:30 ) The animal referred to was probably a reptile of the lizard tribe (the gecko ). The rabbinical writers seen to have identified this animal with the hedgehog. biblestudytools.com
  28. To drive or hunt out of a lurking place, as a ferret does the cony; to search out by patient and sagacious efforts; -- often used with out; as, to ferret out a secret. mso.anu.edu.au
  29. A kind of narrow tape, usually made of woolen; sometimes of cotton or silk; -- called also ferreting. mso.anu.edu.au
  30. Leviticus 11:30 (RSV, "gecko"), one of the unclean creeping things. It was perhaps the Lacerta gecko which was intended by the Hebrew word (anakah, a cry, "mourning," the creature which groans) here used, i.e., the "fan-footed" lizard, the gecko which makes a mournful wail. The LXX. translate it by a word meaning "shrew-mouse," of which there are three species in Palestine. The Rabbinical writers regard it as the hedgehog. The translation of the Revised Version is to be preferred. biblestudytools.com
  31. fer'et, n. ribbon woven from spun silk. [Corr. from It. fioretto--L. flos, floris, a flower.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  32. fer'et, n. a half-tamed albino variety of the polecat, employed in unearthing rabbits.--v.t. to drive out of a hiding-place: to search out cunningly:--pr.p. ferr'eting; pa.p. ferr'eted.--n. FERR'ETER, one who uses a ferret to catch rabbits, &c.: one who searches minutely. [O. Fr. furet, a ferret--Low L. furon-em, robber--L. fur, a thief.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  33. Half-tamed variety of pole-cat kept for driving rabbits from burrows, killing rats, &c.; searcher, detective. Hence ferrety a. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  34. Hunt with ff. (go ferreting); clear out (holes, ground), take or drive away (rabbits &c.), with ff. (about, away, out, &c.); rummage, search about, (for); search out (secrets, criminals, &c.). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  35. Stout cotton or silk tape. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  36. [Heb.] (Bibl.) Unidentified ; perhaps a lizard. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  37. [Heb.] [Fr.] The iron used to try whether molten glass is fit for working. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  38. [Heb.] A narrow kind of tape. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  39. A quadrupede of the weasel kind, used to catch rabbits; a kind of narrow ribband. Complete Dictionary
  40. To drive out of lurking places. Complete Dictionary

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