[ UK /fˈɛɹɪt/ ]
[ US /ˈfɛɹət/ ]
  1. hunt with ferrets
  2. hound or harry relentlessly
  3. search and discover through persistent investigation
    She ferreted out the truth
  1. domesticated albino variety of the European polecat bred for hunting rats and rabbits
  2. musteline mammal of prairie regions of United States; nearly extinct
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How To Use ferret In A Sentence

  • This consisted of one box with a battery connected to the thin electric cable that was also the ferret's line.
  • Country pursuits on offer include sheep-racing, woodcarving with chainsaws, small-bore rifle-shooting, wool-spinning, bee demonstrations, candle-making and ferret-racing.
  • Katherine and Kyla ferreted around the racks looking for good clothes.
  • If you still hanker for the cutting edge of gaming then ferret yourself away in a study with one of these beasts. Times, Sunday Times
  • If I can keep it out of reach of dog, cats and ferret, that is. Ann Aguirre » Blog Archive » How my life is different than before
  • The designer goods are in there, but they must be ferreted out of mass quantities stacked on undifferentiated shelves in an encompassing sprawl.
  • Cats - especially those breeding in the wild - along with stoats and ferrets, moreporks, blackbirds and kingfishers are the worst enemies of the lizards.
  • Less common, and more exciting, is the skill-prodigy, the ferrety junior ballerina who comes snorting out of his elite rabbit hole ready-made. Enjoying the fleeting thrill of fragile prodigies is a national habit | Barney Ronay
  • They do not think about a specialist in ferreting out justice. Forces at Work in India and the Far East
  • The next moment a giant delphin swept down from the hills, the animal and ferret rider in ancient colors. Writer Ferrets: Chasing the Muse
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