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verb as in root


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To test the nasal spray, researchers used ferrets, which were chosen because they can catch viruses through their noses like humans.

It’s worth noting that this is a very small sample size, as only six ferrets received the treatment.

The Maidan people constantly interrupted her speech on the pretext of ferreting out ‘provocateurs’ from the crowd.

This dreamer could be seen daily ferreting around the Quarter for a studio always bigger than the one he had.

A village poacher, ferreting on the hillside, chanced to see her, as she lay not far off in a patch of clover.

In any case, he is very well informed of all that goes on here, and clever at ferreting out new information.

But I want to have as little to do with spying and ferreting as possible.

People hid their most precious books from the ferreting eyes of the inquisitioners in baking ovens, cellars, and caves.

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On this page you'll find 239 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ferreting, such as: comb, gut, loot, pillage, plunder, and raid.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.