mink vs weasel

mink weasel

Definitions

  • 1) Any of various semi-aquatic, carnivorous mammals in the Mustelinae subfamily, similar to weasels, with dark fur, native to Europe and America, of which two species in different genera are extant.
  • 2) An article of clothing made of mink.
  • 3) Either of two semiaquatic mustelid carnivores, Mustela lutreola of Europe or Neovison vison of North America, having a pointed snout, short legs, and partly webbed toes, and bred for their commercially valuable fur.
  • 4) The soft thick lustrous fur of this animal.
  • 5) A coat, stole, or hat made of the fur of this animal.
  • 6) (Zoöl.) A carnivorous mammal of the genus Mustela (foremrly Putorius), allied to the weasel. The European mink is Mustela lutreola. The common American mink (Mustela vison) varies from yellowish brown to black. Its fur is highly valued. Called also minx, nurik, and vison.
  • 7) The fur of the mink{1}. Together with sable, it is one of the most expensive furs not taken from endangerd species. When the fur is taken from animals grown on a farm, it called ranch mink.
  • 8) fur coat made from the soft lustrous fur of minks
  • 9) slender-bodied semiaquatic mammal having partially webbed feet; valued for its fur
  • 10) the expensive fur of a mink
  • 11) An American digitigrade carnivorous quadruped of the family Mustelidæ, Putorius (Lutreola) vison, of semi-aquatic habits.
  • 12) Same as kingfish .

Definitions

  • 1) A devious or sneaky person or animal.
  • 2) The taxonomic family Mustelidae is also called the weasel family.
  • 3) The least weasel, Mustela nivalis.
  • 4) A type of yarn winder used for counting the yardage of handspun yarn. It most commonly has a wooden peg or dowel that pops up from the gearing mechanism after a certain number of yards have been wound onto the winder.
  • 5) Any of the carnivorous mammals of the genus Mustela, having a slender body, a long tail and usually a light brown upper coat and light-coloured belly.
  • 6) Any of various carnivorous mammals of the genus Mustela, having a long slender body, a long tail, short legs, and brownish fur that in many species turns white in winter.
  • 7) A person regarded as sneaky or treacherous.
  • 8) a short-tailed lemur (Lepilemur mustelinus). It is reddish brown above, grayish brown below, with the throat white.
  • 9) (Zoöl.) Any one of various species of small carnivores belonging to the genus Putorius, as the ermine and ferret. They have a slender, elongated body, and are noted for the quickness of their movements and for their bloodthirsty habit in destroying poultry, rats, etc. The ermine and some other species are brown in summer, and turn white in winter; others are brown at all seasons.
  • 10) the rasse.
  • 11) a female or young male of the smew; -- so called from the resemblance of the head to that of a weasel. Called also weasel duck.
  • 12) small carnivorous mammal with short legs and elongated body and neck
  • 13) a person who is regarded as treacherous or sneaky
  • 14) The weasel-coot.
  • 15) A small carnivorous digitigrade mammal of the restricted genus Putorius, of the family Mustelidæ, related to the stoat or ermine, ferret, and polecat of the same genus, and less intimately to the marten or sable of the genus Mustela of the same family.
  • 16) A lean, mean, sneaking, greedy fellow.
  • 17) transitive To achieve by clever or devious means.
  • 18) intransitive To engage in clever or devious behavior.
  • 19) To gain something for oneself by clever or devious means.
  • 20) To be evasive; equivocate.

Examples

  • 1) Why did she wear a mink coat?
  • 2) The main threat has come from the introduction of the American mink.
  • 3) And remember, nobody needs a mink coat except a mink.
  • 4) His wife carried a mink coat over her arm and didn't seem at all concerned that her clothes should match.
  • 5) With those changes from major to minor, they can wrap a luxuriant sense of yearning around you like a mink stole.
  • 6) YOU can buy a mink coat or rent a Ferrari at the click of a finger.
  • 7) I've wanted a mink coat all my life.
  • 8) One day, she looked up from the counter to see an elegant, beautiful older woman wearing a mink coat.
  • 9) ‘Predators of erethizontids include mustelids such as martens, minks, wolverines, ermine, weasels, and fishers.’
  • 10) ‘Fishers are among the least understood of the weasel family, or mustelids, which also includes martens, minks, ermines, ferrets, badgers, otters, and wolverines.’
  • 11) ‘The weasel family includes such colourful characters as otters, wolverines, skunks, minks and badgers.’
  • 12) ‘Within the family Mustelidae, weasels, minks, and martens exhibit remarkable intra- and interspecific pelage color variations.’
  • 13) ‘Darwin had already cited the mink and the otter as transitional in conversion of land carnivores to aquatic habits.’
  • 14) ‘At heart, though, the ferret is a denizen of the countryside, a weasel closely related to the European polecat and the mink.’
  • 15) ‘Animals used to make fur include dogs, cats, pumas, seals, badgers, foxes, otters, mink and squirrels.’
  • 16) ‘At the first level, the Mide priest would have a medicine bag made from the skin of an otter, marten, mink, or weasel.’
  • 17) ‘The session begins with a mammal expert explaining more about water voles, otters and mink.’
  • 18) ‘Many carnivores, such as mink, seal, fox, and bobcat, have long been hunted or ranched for their fur.’
  • 19) ‘If these were dogs, rabbits or mink, every farm gate would have dozens of protesters.’
  • 20) ‘Badgers were most often mentioned, but minks and wolverines had been known to succumb occasionally.’
  • 21) ‘Whereas the largest are fairly well researched, knowledge of the fisher, wolverine, river otter, mink, lynx, bobcat, and raccoon is almost entirely from anecdote.’
  • 22) ‘The Guardian reported that the mink are an American variety not native to Spain and officials were concerned that the mink might displace local native species.’
  • 23) ‘Among the creatures expected to blossom as a result would be the tiny water vole, whose populations were decimated by the introduction of the mink from North America.’
  • 24) ‘One particular problem is the mink, which were farmed in the 1960s and escaped in large numbers.’
  • 25) ‘Experimental hybridization has established that polecats, ferrets, Steppe polecats, and European mink are able to produce fertile hybrids.’
  • 26) ‘Prion diseases occur in sheep, goats, mink, mule deer, elk, cats and cows.’
  • 27) ‘Of these animals, only weasels, otters and mink remain widespread, and the weasel is the only one that is still abundant.’
  • 28) ‘Disturbance after eggs are laid provides opportunities for predation by carrion crows, jays, kestrels, magpies, foxes and mink.’
  • 29) ‘Classic brown mink in NAFA Mahogany and Demi Buff were anything but traditional in their hip wrapped and belted silhouettes.’
  • 30) ‘Quite apart from the serious ethical questions surrounding the killing of animals for their fur, mink fell out of favour as it became associated with the vulgar side of wealth.’
  • 31) ‘Deep plum tones are etched in black while bleached ivory mink is laser cut with contrasting brown.’
  • 32) ‘He noted that there has been a considerable increase in the price of mink and fur; which may give an advantage to Karakul sales.’
  • 33) ‘It seems French women can be very gullible when it comes to mink versus fox fur, but you're English aren't you?’
  • 34) ‘Much of the fur is mislabelled and people might think they are buying something like mink when actually it is cat or dog fur.’
  • 35) ‘The use of extraordinary precious materials make each piece unique: matte alligator, de-stressed crocodile, mink or lapin with snakeskin and anaconda.’
  • 36) ‘That one's Russian mink.’
  • 37) ‘Hermes has shown a T-shirt made of reindeer skin for men, while Cerruti made one of silver mink.’
  • 38) ‘First, the amount of fur on show at the exhibition has angered many, including protest group PETA who reacted against Julien Macdonalds's collection, which included fox, chinchilla, mink and sable furs.’
  • 39) ‘Short cropped, short sleeved mink or fur jackets will be a 2004/5 fashion when worn with narrow trousers that seem sprayed on drainpipe style.’
  • 40) ‘This marked rise in fur's popularity led to mink production increasing from 2.6 million to a staggering 28.6 million, skins with prices rocketing by 15 per cent over the same period.’
  • 41) ‘Oh, and Gucci's woman wouldn't dream of leaving the house without a rigid leather vest or that little fur chubby in mink and anaconda for special occasions!’
  • 42) ‘Among them are Queen Elizabeth II, Sir Wilfrid Laurier and Sir John A. MacDonald festooned in mink, beaver, muskrat, seal and rabbit.’
  • 43) ‘Fox, lynx, mink as well as shearing being dyed in strong colours dominate this season, whether it be trimmings on collar and cuffs or luxurious linings.’
  • 44) ‘It can be made from a variety of pelts and hides including leather, sealskin, mink, racoon, rabbit or pigskin in hundreds of different styles.’
  • 45) ‘There's a real paucity of suggestions for the beer-swilling boxer wearers in your life, unless those men also harbor secret fascinations with Christian Lacroix chairs and mink jackets.’
  • 46) ‘If Gweneviere's hands were cold, she would simply snuggle them into her mink muff.’
  • 47) ‘If you have a 1960s cape like elbow sleeve mink jacket hiding away, or have an aunt or mother or even grandmother who has one or can pick one up in a thrift shop, get ready to don it this winter.’

Examples

  • 1) I call him the little weasel, a little northern monkey.
  • 2) The issue is not one of opportunity, little weasel, but of courage.
  • 3) ‘A cousin of mink, martens, otters, stoats, weasels and distantly related to seals, badgers are one of our oldest indigenous animals, whose fossil remains have been found to belong to the same era as mammoths.’
  • 4) ‘Mammals such as weasels, foxes, stoats and especially roe deer can wander safely without the risk of being killed by traffic.’
  • 5) ‘Mammalian carnivores such as weasels and foxes catch voles by chasing or pouncing and are probably just as dangerous in dense cover as in sparse.’
  • 6) ‘As mustelids - stoats, ferrets and weasels - were highly mobile and curious, it would be expected that if there were stoats on the island they would have encountered one of the tunnels or traps in their travels.’
  • 7) ‘Scientists are attempting to save birds like this one by translocating them to offshore islands free of introduced predators like rats, cats, stoats, and weasels.’
  • 8) ‘Ten species of waterfowl nest around the lake; kestrels and buzzards can be spotted in the woodland; and brown hares, stoats, weasels, grey and red squirrels can also be seen.’
  • 9) ‘The problems which concern those who care for the park mainly arise from introduced species - wasps, possums, stoats, weasels, and feral cats.’
  • 10) ‘They are carnivores like the stoat, weasel, otter and badger.’
  • 11) ‘Other animals spotted in Greater Manchester include otters, stoats and weasels.’
  • 12) ‘The black bears that once roamed Point Pelee National Park are now gone, but coyotes, red foxes, raccoons, opossums, weasels, and muskrat are still around.’
  • 13) ‘And I now know the difference between stoats and weasels.’
  • 14) ‘Many small creatures such as snakes, lizards, weasels and stoats would also live in the hills, and bats would have lived in cliff caves.’
  • 15) ‘The researchers say that nestlings in at least half of the nests they studied were eaten, mainly by martens and weasels.’
  • 16) ‘Of these animals, only weasels, otters and mink remain widespread, and the weasel is the only one that is still abundant.’
  • 17) ‘Voles are an important source of food for many predators, including snakes, hawks, owls, coyotes, weasels, foxes, mink and badgers.’
  • 18) ‘Also this period saw the appearance of the mastodons, raccoons, and weasels.’
  • 19) ‘It also walks on the soles of its feet like a bear, but the resemblance ends there, as the badger is actually from the same family as otters and weasels.’
  • 20) ‘The causes of its extinction remain unclear, but it is likely that rats, weasels, and cats played a role in its demise.’
  • 21) ‘Preyed upon by hawks, foxes, and weasels, they may also fall victim to domestic cats.’
  • 22) ‘I was born in this house and as a boy, I remember often seeing foxes, badgers and weasels around the place.’
  • 23) ‘Badgers are relatively large members of the weasel family.’
  • 24) ‘By openly admitting to being philanderers, draft dodgers, liars, weasels and cowards, liberals avoid ever being hypocrites.’
  • 25) ‘Does the boss who scheduled your sadly abbreviated lunch break deserve to be called a weasel or a stoat?’
  • 26) ‘They applied for and received deferments, like the little weasels they are.’
  • 27) ‘Tell him to weasel his way into the affections of as many receptionists, secretaries and PAs as is humanly possible, since they always know how things work, and he may find that he has been trying to get hold of the wrong person.’
  • 28) ‘Except that when that happens, I conveniently find some bogus excuse or lame technicality to avoid paying your damages or to weasel my way into only paying part of them.’
  • 29) ‘I then tried to weasel my way into the audience's affection, assuring punters that if they laughed at all my gags everyone would get their money back on the way out.’
  • 30) ‘Becky Sharp exploits the weaknesses of those around her to weasel her way into society, but her own vanity is what drives her there to begin with.’
  • 31) ‘That little slut could weasel her way into anything.’
  • 32) ‘What makes it worse is you're trying to help him weasel his way into dinner with me.’
  • 33) ‘As for weaselling out of tough situations, stupidity covers well for brazenness.’
  • 34) ‘I was running low on enthusiasm - so low that Mandy had needed to take me and my children in her own car to stop me from weaseling out of the expedition - surely, I thought, there had not been enough rain for this pool to be particularly nice.’
  • 35) ‘It's a way of (consciously or unconsciously) weaseling out of actually taking responsibility for your actions.’
  • 36) ‘This approach tries to weasel out of making any cross-cultural claims about what has value - although, notice, it does assume the universal value of opulence.’
  • 37) ‘You can find a list of the organisations that have hired him here; mostly insurance companies looking to weasel out of industrial injuries compensation claims as far as we can see.’
  • 38) ‘Also, it stars Michael Kitchen as a bloke who manages to weasel out of a murder, witnessed by the waitress at a party.’
  • 39) ‘And then I started backpedalling and trying to weasel out of it, because I really hadn't expected him to say yes.’
  • 40) ‘Celebrities have great appeal as political candidates, which explains why so many are weaselling into the political picture.’
  • 41) ‘I think she might have thought I was weaseling out of what we talked about earlier.’
  • 42) ‘Our prime minister is currently trying to weasel out of a $161-million grant scandal, among other issues.’
  • 43) ‘The conference, if it was about anything, was about restating these questions and systematically shooting down cheap attempts to weasel out of them.’
  • 44) ‘Now, the bill is about to come due, and they're looking for ways to weasel out.’
  • 45) ‘Progressives weasel out of it, by claiming being political would betray their values.’
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