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noun as in hair on animals

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Two days later, they found infectious virus in the cages as well as on the animals’ fur, ears and paws.

A transferable vaccine can be given to a bat, for example, as a paste on its fur.

The disappearance of otters, once trapped for their fur, allowed their food supplies — sea urchins, crabs and clams — to flourish.

Cats spread this protein across their fur when they lick themselves.

If the area is thorny, then dogs with longer fur will be better protected.

Last year, her group successfully helped push through a measure that made the sale of cat fur illegal in the country.

Anderson pleaded with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to ban clothing made from animal fur.

She holds a young girl closely inside her oversized fur coat; both gaze into lens.

Her father, who managed a fur trading business in China, died when she was 5.

MOSCOW — Fur coats may well be in high demand this winter among those glamorous ladies in Ukraine who can afford them.

He can't talk much, though; 'tain't good fur him; his lungs is out er kilter.

With horror she had heard her brother addressed by a disreputable costermonger in a mangy fur cap, as "Old pal."

But ef Jos keeps on, airnin' ez much ez he hez so fur, he's goin' ter pay the Injun part on 't, when he cums.

They're up every mornin' uv thar lives long afore daylight, a feedin' their stock, an' gittin' ready fur the day's work.

Though she was warmly wrapped in a soft rug of silvery fur, a chill crept into her heart.


On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to fur, such as: coat, jacket, pelt, skin, wool, and brush.

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