ferret \FER-it\, verb:
1. To search out, discover, or bring to light.
1. Domesticated, usually red-eyed, and albinic variety of the polecat.
1. To drive out by using or as if using a ferret.
1. A narrow tape or ribbon, as of silk or cotton, used for binding, trimming, etc.
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.”