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ferret

verb bring to light, dig out, discover, disinter, elicit, find, fish out, hunt, look for, rimari, root out, search, seek, trace, track down, unearth
Associated concepts: ferret out a crime
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But there are two things I fear above all else the whole world over, the hawk and the ferret -- for these bring great grief on me -- and the piteous trap wherein is treacherous death.
Most of all I fear the ferret of the keener sort which follows you still even when you dive down your hole.
First the abhorred ferret seized and killed one of them, catching him outside the hole; then ruthless men dragged another to his doom when by unheard-of arts they had contrived a wooden snare, a destroyer of Mice, which they call a trap.
Their breast plates were of skin stretched on reeds, skilfully made from a ferret they had flayed.
If a chap lays hold o' your ferret, he won't be long before he hollows out a good un,
Through the hotel office, past Hop Higgins lost in his dream of the raising of ferrets, he went and up into his own room.
She'll get me executed, as sure as ferrets are ferrets
There is a singular fascination in watching the eagerness with which the learned author ferrets out every circumstance which may throw discredit on his hero.
Here and there they rushed with wild screams and curses, diving under the sail, crouching behind booms, huddling into corners like rabbits when the ferrets are upon them, as helpless and as hopeless.
Ferreting in one's soul, one often ferrets out something that might have lain there unnoticed.
The family friendly night will feature ferret racing like you have never seen before (no real ferrets will be harmed or even used).
ferrets still can't legally be at home in its biggest city.