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ferret in Animals topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishldoce_095_aferretfer‧ret1 /ˈferɪt/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 ferret.jpg HBAa small animal with a pointed nose, used to hunt rats and rabbits
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ferretFerrets die: Two ferrets died when fire swept through a garden shed in Ilkley Grove, Hartlepool.After a few days its rightful owner came to collect it and informed her that it was in fact a ferret.The result is that the growing ferrets show no shyness to human contact.In 1973, a small group of ferrets discovered in South Dakota were captured for a propagation program.Take your pick A compartmental ferret-box - the ferrets sitting placidly.None of this matters at all provided the ferrets work efficiently.The white ferret, for example, is more visible, while the polecat is less so.