squirrel away

[ skwur-uh l, skwuhr- or, esp. British, skwir-uh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF squirrel away
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I soon found that she desired to give the squirrel away with her own hands, and did not by any means consider me a sick soldier.

Dix and Splash bounded about, now and then leaping up against Bunny as though they wanted to get the squirrel away from him.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., from Anglo-French esquirel, Old French escurel (Modern French écureuil), from Vulgar Latin *scuriolus, diminutive of *scurius "squirrel," variant of Latin sciurus, from Greek skiouros "a squirrel," literally "shadow-tailed," from skia "shadow" (see shine (v.)) + oura "tail." Perhaps the original notion is "that which makes a shade with its tail." The Old English word was acweorna, which survived into Middle English as aquerne.

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