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n. (Zool.) An animal of the Weasel family about fourteen inches in length, of a pale yellow or white color, with red eyes. It is a native of Africa, but has been domesticated in Europe. Ferrets are used to drive rabbits and rats out of their holes.


 - vb. To drive or hunt out of a lurking place, as a ferret does; to search out by patient and sagacious efforts;- often used with out; as, to ferret out a secret.


 - n. A kind of narrow tape, usually made of woolen; sometimes of cotton or silk; - called also ferreting.


 - n. (Glass Making) The iron used for trying the melted glass to see if is fit to work, and for shaping the rings at the mouths of bottles.

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