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Ferret vs. Fisher

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  • Ferret (noun)

    An often domesticated mammal (Mustela putorius furo) rather like a weasel, descended from the polecat and often trained to hunt burrowing animals.

  • Ferret (noun)

    The black-footed ferret, ver=161101.

  • Ferret (noun)

    A diligent searcher.

  • Ferret (noun)

    A tape of silk, cotton, or ribbon, used to tie documents, clothing, etc. or along the edge of fabric.

  • Ferret (verb)

    To hunt game with ferrets.

  • Ferret (verb)

    To uncover and bring to light by searching; usually to ferret out.

  • Fisher (noun)

    A person who catches fish, especially for a living or for sport.

  • Fisher (noun)

    A person attempting to catch fish.

  • Fisher (noun)

    A North American marten, Martes pennanti, that has thick brown fur.

  • Fisher (noun)

    The fur of Martes pennanti.

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  • Ferret (noun)

    An animal of the Weasel family (Mustela furo syn. Putorius furo), about fourteen inches in length, of a pale yellow or white color, with red eyes. It is a native of Africa, but has been domesticated in Europe. Ferrets are used to drive rabbits and rats out of their holes. They are sometimes kept as pets.

  • Ferret (noun)

    A kind of narrow tape, usually made of woolen; sometimes of cotton or silk; - called also ferreting.

  • Ferret (noun)

    The iron used for trying the melted glass to see if is fit to work, and for shaping the rings at the mouths of bottles.

  • Ferret

    To drive or hunt out of a lurking place, as a ferret does the cony; to search out by patient and sagacious efforts; - often used with out; as, to ferret out a secret.

  • Fisher (noun)

    One who fishes.

  • Fisher (noun)

    A carnivorous animal of the Weasel family (Mustela Canadensis); the pekan; the "black cat."

Webster Dictionary
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  • Ferret (noun)

    ferret of prairie regions of United States; nearly extinct

  • Ferret (noun)

    domesticated albino variety of the European polecat bred for hunting rats and rabbits

  • Ferret (verb)

    hound or harry relentlessly

  • Ferret (verb)

    hunt with ferrets

  • Ferret (verb)

    search and discover through persistent investigation;

    "She ferreted out the truth"

  • Fisher (noun)

    someone whose occupation is catching fish

  • Fisher (noun)

    large dark brown North American arboreal carnivorous mammal

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