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skunk

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Animals
skunkskunk /skʌŋk/ noun  1 [countable]HBA a small black and white North American animal that produces a strong unpleasant smell if it is attacked or afraid2 [uncountable] a very strong type of marijuana
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skunkAnyone who has encountered a skunk will know that before it fires its stinking spray it issues clear warnings of its intentions.As the day winds on, he collects a few possums, a couple of skunks.You can't grow pukka skunk because marijuana needs between six and 12 weeks of 12-hour nights to flower.The little spotted skunk puts on a particularly impressive performance.I emphasize that I have no wish to come across here as the skunk at the process improvement garden party.The black and white stripes of the skunks act as a powerful deterrent, even from a great distance.And what was up with the skunk that got under the Tucson Mortuary?
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