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fer•ret



Pronunciation: (fer'it), [key]
n.
1. a domesticated, usually red-eyed, and albinic variety of the polecat, used in Europe for driving rabbits and rats from their burrows.
2. See black-footed ferret.

v.t.
1. to drive out by using or as if using a ferret (often fol. by out): to ferret rabbits from their burrows; to ferret out enemies.
2. to hunt with ferrets.
3. to hunt over with ferrets: to ferret a field.
4. to search out, discover, or bring to light (often fol. by out): to ferret out the facts.
5. to harry, worry, or torment: His problems ferreted him day and night.

v.i.
to search about.

fer•ret



Pronunciation: (fer'it), [key]
n.
a narrow tape or ribbon, as of silk or cotton, used for binding, trimming, etc.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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