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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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mongoosemon‧goose /ˈmɒŋɡuːs $ ˈmɑːŋ-/ noun (plural mongooses) [countable]  HBAa small furry tropical animal that kills snakes and rats
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mongooseHe fought and twisted and bit like a mongoose, to no avail.I remember once a large white-tailed mongoose scuttled past within a few feet of us.
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