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Weasel vs. Marten

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Weaselnoun

The least weasel, Mustela nivalis.

Martennoun

Any carnivorous mammal of the genus Martes in the family Mustelidae.

Weaselnoun

Any of the carnivorous mammals of the genus Mustela, having a slender body, a long tail and usually a light brown upper coat and light-coloured belly.

Martennoun

A bird. See Martin.

Weaselnoun

The taxonomic family Mustelidae is also called the weasel family.

Martennoun

Any one of several fur-bearing carnivores of the genus Martes (formerly Mustela), closely allied to the sable. Among the more important species are the European beech marten or stone marten (Martes foina); the pine marten (Martes martes); and the American marten, or sable (Martes Americana), which some Zoologists consider only a variety of the Russian sable.

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Weaselnoun

A devious or sneaky person or animal.

Martennoun

The fur of the marten, used for hats, muffs, etc.

Weaselnoun

A type of yarn winder used for counting the yardage of handspun yarn. It most commonly has a wooden peg or dowel that pops up from the gearing mechanism after a certain number of yards have been wound onto the winder.

Martennoun

agile slender-bodied arboreal mustelids somewhat larger than weasels

Weaselverb

(transitive) To achieve by clever or devious means.

Marten

The martens constitute the genus Martes within the subfamily Guloninae, in the family Mustelidae. They have bushy tails and large paws with partially retractile claws.

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Weaselverb

To gain something for oneself by clever or devious means.

Weaselverb

(intransitive) To engage in clever or devious behavior.

Weaselnoun

Any one of various species of small carnivores belonging to the genus Putorius, as the ermine and ferret. They have a slender, elongated body, and are noted for the quickness of their movements and for their bloodthirsty habit in destroying poultry, rats, etc. The ermine and some other species are brown in summer, and turn white in winter; others are brown at all seasons.

Weaselnoun

small carnivorous mammal with short legs and elongated body and neck

Weasel

Weasels are mammals of the genus Mustela of the family Mustelidae. The genus Mustela includes the least weasels, polecats, stoats, ferrets and mink.

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