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Ferret

ferret \FER-it\, verb:

1. To search out, discover, or bring to light.

noun:
1. Domesticated, usually red-eyed, and albinic variety of the polecat.

verb:
1. To drive out by using or as if using a ferret.

noun:
1. A narrow tape or ribbon, as of silk or cotton, used for binding, trimming, etc.

verb:
1. To harry, worry, or torment.

Ferret originates in the Latin furonem, both “cat” and “robber.” The verb form of ferret relates to the use of half-tame ferrets to kill rats and flush rabbits from burrows.

Geraldine Majors had a secret love for fur. She reserved an entire shelf of her grandiose walk-in closet for furs. One of her most prized possessions was a ferret fur coat that she fondly called “Perfection.”

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