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The wolverene is a big cousin to the weasel, and also to the skunk.

HE Otter belongs to a class of animals which we may call the Weasel tribe.

The Weasel refused, saying that he was by nature the enemy of all birds.

He connected this fact with Uncle Remus's allusions to the weasel.

In shape it is somewhat like a weasel, and is the largest of the tree martens.

It was the same leaf as the weasel had brought to his comrade.

Sigmund went searching for the herb he saw the weasel carry to his comrade.

Digger the Badger is just as much a cousin of yours as is Shadow the Weasel.

Shadow the Weasel can climb, but he spends most of his time on the ground.

But all but Shadow the Weasel hunt me when they are hungry and need food.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English weosule, wesle "weasel," from Proto-Germanic *wisulon (cf. Old Norse visla, Middle Dutch wesel, Dutch wezel, Old High German wisula, German Wiesel), probably related to Proto-Germanic *wisand- "bison" (see bison), with a base sense of "stinking animal," because both animals have a foul, musky smell (cf. Latin vissio "stench"). A John Wesilheued ("John Weaselhead") turns up on the Lincolnshire Assize Rolls for 1384, but the name seems not to have endured, for some reason.

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