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noun as in marsupial

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He also started keeping bees and raising chickens, and soon raccoons and possums discovered the chickens and Peter began running outside in his underwear in the middle of the night when he heard the chickens scream.

I think it’s interesting that people at the time thought the possum incident would be forgotten in a few weeks.

Witnesses at the time claimed that five police cars were sitting in the parking lot, but three left when they saw the dead possums.

Regardless of the election results, Raiford says, she’ll continue her activism, buoyed by incidents like the possums at Burger Barn and her nephew’s death.

Two hours east of Dallas, sun-drenched granite cliffs loom high above the cloudy waters of Possum Kingdom Lake.

He was also called “Possum,” because he looked like one, especially when he grinned.

Congress has been a dull place since he and his possum-shaped wig left for federal prison.

Why not, he asked himself, "play possum" with the man and the dog, and pretend to be badly hurt and unconscious?

It's more of a coma, something like the hibernation of a bear or a possum.

Bruno, satis admirari non possum quid agas vt tot pecunias consumas.

Davey slept peacefully on the bed among the grey 'possum furs she had wrapped round him.

"Showing him the ring-tail 'possum's nest in the tree at the back of the cow-yard," she said eagerly.


On this page you'll find 8 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to possum, such as: bandicoot, euro, kangaroo, koala, opossum, and wallaby.

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