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Badger vs. Skunk

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Badgernoun

Any mammal of three subfamilies, which belong to the family Mustelidae: Melinae (Eurasian badgers), Mellivorinae (ratel or honey badger), and Taxideinae (American badger).

Skunknoun

Any of various small mammals, of the family Mephitidae, native to North and Central America, having a glossy black with a white coat and two musk glands at the base of the tail for emitting a noxious smell as a defensive measure.

Badgernoun

A native or resident of the American state, Wisconsin.

Skunknoun

(slang) A despicable person.

Badgernoun

(obsolete) A brush made of badger hair.

Skunknoun

(slang) A walkover victory in sports or board games, as when the opposing side is unable to score. Compare shutout.

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Badgernoun

A crew of desperate villains who robbed near rivers, into which they threw the bodies of those they murdered.

Skunknoun

(cribbage) A win by 30 or more points.

Badgernoun

(obsolete) An itinerant licensed dealer in commodities used for food; a hawker; a huckster; -- formerly applied especially to one who bought grain in one place and sold it in another.

Skunknoun

A member of a hybrid skinhead and punk subculture.

Badgerverb

To pester, to annoy persistently.

‘He kept badgering her about her bad habits.’;

Skunknoun

(slang) lang=en marijuana.

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Badgerverb

To pass gas; to fart.

Skunknoun

Any of the strains of hybrids of Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica that may have THC levels exceeding those of typical hashish.

Badgernoun

An itinerant licensed dealer in commodities used for food; a hawker; a huckster; - formerly applied especially to one who bought grain in one place and sold it in another.

Skunkverb

To defeat so badly as to prevent any opposing points.

‘I skunked him at cards.’; ‘We fished all day but the lake skunked us.’;

Badgernoun

A carnivorous quadruped of the genus Meles or of an allied genus. It is a burrowing animal, with short, thick legs, and long claws on the fore feet. One species (Meles meles or Meles vulgaris), called also brock, inhabits the north of Europe and Asia; another species (Taxidea taxus or Taxidea Americana or Taxidea Labradorica) inhabits the northern parts of North America. See Teledu.

Skunkverb

(cribbage) To win by 30 or more points.

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Badgernoun

A brush made of badgers' hair, used by artists.

Skunkverb

To go bad, to spoil.

Badgerverb

To tease or annoy, as a badger when baited; to worry or irritate persistently.

Skunknoun

Any one of several species of American musteline carnivores of the genus Mephitis and allied genera. They have two glands near the anus, secreting an extremely fetid liquid, which the animal ejects at pleasure as a means of defense.

Badgerverb

To beat down; to cheapen; to barter; to bargain.

Skunkverb

In games of chance and skill: To defeat (an opponent) (as in cards) so that he fails to gain a point, or (in checkers) to get a king.

Badgernoun

sturdy carnivorous burrowing mammal with strong claws widely distributed in the northern hemisphere

Skunknoun

a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible;

‘only a rotter would do that’; ‘kill the rat’; ‘throw the bum out’; ‘you cowardly little pukes!’; ‘the British call a contemptible person a `git'’;

Badgerverb

annoy persistently;

‘The children teased the boy because of his stammer’;

Skunknoun

a defeat in a game where one side fails to score

Badgerverb

persuade through constant efforts

Skunknoun

street names for marijuana

Badger

Badgers are short-legged omnivores mostly in the family Mustelidae (which also includes the otters, polecats, weasels, and ferrets), but also with two species called in the related family Mephitidae (which also includes the skunks). Badgers are a polyphyletic grouping, and are not a natural taxonomic grouping: badgers are united by their squat bodies, adapted for fossorial activity.

‘badgers’;

Skunknoun

American musteline mammal typically ejecting an intensely malodorous fluid when startled; in some classifications put in a separate subfamily Mephitinae

Skunkverb

defeat by a lurch

Skunknoun

a cat-sized American mammal of the weasel family, with distinctive black-and-white striped fur. When threatened it squirts a fine spray of foul-smelling irritant liquid from its anal glands towards its attacker.

Skunknoun

the fur of the skunk.

Skunknoun

a contemptible person

‘he'd run up a massive phone bill and hadn't paid—the skunk’;

Skunknoun

short for skunkweed

Skunkverb

defeat (someone) overwhelmingly in a game or contest, especially by preventing them from scoring at all

‘I knew he was a good fisherman, but I didn't expect him to skunk you’;

Skunkverb

fail to pay (a bill or creditor)

‘he made a practice of skunking hotels’;

Skunk

Skunks are New World mammals in the family Mephitidae. While related to polecats and other members of the weasel family, skunks have as their closest Old World relatives the stink badgers.

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