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(Science: zoology) 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. 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.

Origin: OE. Wesele, AS. Wesle; akin to D. Wezel, G. Wiesel, OHG. Wisala, Icel. Hreyivisla, Dan. Vasel, Sw. Vessla; of uncertain origin; cf. Gr, cat, weasel.

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What Type of Animal is this? Fisher Cat?

I also believe that the animal is from the weasel family, because my nose is very pointed and narrow.

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by vifa
Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: What Type of Animal is this? Fisher Cat?
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... in different fields, but in the same paragraph ? Once we get to talking about Repressor Dawkins, we have a full blown activist and major word-weasel who takes things into the non-scientific realm. A scientist will say, "The melanism is due to a mutation". Most people will hear, "A ...

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by Crucible
Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:05 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolutionists Show of Shutting Down the Debate
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What part of the country was this found in? It would help to narrow it down. Right now I'm leaning towards saying it's some kind of weasel.

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by Derek
Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:00 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
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... fast moving mammals, the bodies evolved to be leaner, and had more vigorous up and down flexing to support faster running. You cna see this in a weasel's run. It probably was an animal like this that first entered the sea. You can see something like this in an otter, which runs a bit like w weasel, ...

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by skeptic
Mon Nov 23, 2009 9:00 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: whales
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Is gene therapy be the answer to my bad hair?

... the thing i do is use alot of conditioner, and wash it regulary, it straightens out the wrinkles and makes in nice, sofe and silky. :wink: ~The Weasel~

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by The Weasel
Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is gene therapy be the answer to my bad hair?
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