weasel duck
Weasel Wea"sel, n. [OE. wesele, AS. wesle; akin to D. wezel, G. wiesel, OHG. wisala, Icel. hreyiv[=i]sla, Dan. v["a]sel, Sw. vessla; of uncertain origin; cf. Gr. ?, ?, cat, weasel.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of various species of small carnivores belonging to the genus {Putorius}, as the ermine and ferret. They have a slender, elongated body, and are noted for the quickness of their movements and for their bloodthirsty habit in destroying poultry, rats, etc. The ermine and some other species are brown in summer, and turn white in winter; others are brown at all seasons. [1913 Webster]

{Malacca weasel}, the rasse.

{Weasel coot}, a female or young male of the smew; -- so called from the resemblance of the head to that of a weasel. Called also {weasel duck}.

{Weasel lemur}, a short-tailed lemur ({Lepilemur mustelinus}). It is reddish brown above, grayish brown below, with the throat white. [1913 Webster]


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  • Weasel — Wea sel, n. [OE. wesele, AS. wesle; akin to D. wezel, G. wiesel, OHG. wisala, Icel. hreyiv[=i]sla, Dan. v[ a]sel, Sw. vessla; of uncertain origin; cf. Gr. ?, ?, cat, weasel.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of various species of small carnivores belonging to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Weasel coot — Weasel Wea sel, n. [OE. wesele, AS. wesle; akin to D. wezel, G. wiesel, OHG. wisala, Icel. hreyiv[=i]sla, Dan. v[ a]sel, Sw. vessla; of uncertain origin; cf. Gr. ?, ?, cat, weasel.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of various species of small carnivores… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Weasel lemur — Weasel Wea sel, n. [OE. wesele, AS. wesle; akin to D. wezel, G. wiesel, OHG. wisala, Icel. hreyiv[=i]sla, Dan. v[ a]sel, Sw. vessla; of uncertain origin; cf. Gr. ?, ?, cat, weasel.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of various species of small carnivores… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • weasel coot — noun or weasel duck : a female or young male of the smew * * * weasel coot noun The female or young male of the smew, a sea bird • • • Main Entry: ↑weasel …   Useful english dictionary

  • weasel — [n] sneak betrayer, blabbermouth*, canary*, deceiver, deep throat*, doublecrosser, fink*, informant, informer, narc*, nark*, rat*, sneak, snitch, snitcher, source, squealer*, stoolie*, stool pigeon*, tattler, tattletale, tipster*, turncoat,… …   New thesaurus

  • duck — Synonyms and related words: Adamite, Bantam, Cornish hen, about the bush, also ran, angel, avert, avoid, avoidance, avoiding reaction, babe, baby, baby doll, back and fill, banty, baptism, baptize, barn door fowl, barnyard fowl, bastard, beat… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • weasel — Synonyms and related words: Argus, Cape polecat, Skimobile, Sno Cat, ape, avoid, back and fill, bar, bear, blade, blench, blink, cat, cavy, chimp, chimpanzee, coon, cringe, dodge, draw back, duck, eagle, equivocate, evade, fade, fall back, ferret …   Moby Thesaurus

  • weasel — v Often weasel out get out of, Inf. worm out of, sneak out of, shuffle out of, Sl. sleaze out of; evade, get by or around, avoid, dodge, duck, fudge; hedge, fence, not commit oneself, equivocate, double talk, waffle, beat around the bush, skirt… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • weasel — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. ermine, suck egg; sneak, skulker, trickster, hedger. See animal, avoidance. v., informal, equivocate, bandy words, hem and haw, hedge, renege, pussyfoot (sl.), welsh (sl.). See falsehood. II (Roget s… …   English dictionary for students

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