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Weasel vs. Otter

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Weaselnoun

The least weasel, Mustela nivalis.

Otternoun

An aquatic or marine carnivorous mammal in the subfamily Lutrinae of the family Mustelidae, which also includes weasels, polecats, badgers, and others.

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.

Otternoun

(gay slang) A hairy man with a slender physique, in contrast with a bear, who is more thickset.

Weaselnoun

The taxonomic family Mustelidae is also called the weasel family.

Otternoun

(obsolete) annatto dye

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Weaselnoun

A devious or sneaky person or animal.

Otternoun

Any carnivorous animal of the genera Lutra, Enhydra, and related genera of the family Mustelidae. Several species are described. They have large, flattish heads, short ears, and webbed toes. They are aquatic, and feed on fish. The sea otter (Enhydra lutris) also eats clams, crabs, starfish, abalone, and other marine animals; they may come to the surface, and lying on their backs using the stomach as a table, may be seen cracking open the shell of its prey with a rock. The common otter of Europe is Lutra vulgaris; the North American otter (or American otter) is Lutra Canadensis, which inhabits marshes, streams and rivers; other species inhabit South America and Asia. The North American otter adult is about three to four feet long (including the tail) and weighs from 10 to 30 pounds; the sea otter is commonly four feet long and 45 pounds (female) or 60 pounds (male). Their fur is soft and valuable, and in the nineteenth century they were hunted extensively. The sea otter was hunted to near extinction by 1900, and is now protected. Fewer than 3,000 sea otters are believed to live along the central California coast.

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.

Otternoun

The larva of the ghost moth. It is very injurious to hop vines.

Weaselverb

(transitive) To achieve by clever or devious means.

Otternoun

A corruption of Annotto.

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Weaselverb

To gain something for oneself by clever or devious means.

Otternoun

the fur of an otter

Weaselverb

(intransitive) To engage in clever or devious behavior.

Otternoun

freshwater carnivorous mammal having webbed and clawed feet and dark brown fur

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.

Otternoun

a semiaquatic fish-eating mammal of the weasel family, with an elongated body, dense fur, and webbed feet.

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Weaselnoun

small carnivorous mammal with short legs and elongated body and neck

Otternoun

a piece of board used to carry fishing bait in water.

Weasel

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

Otter

Otters are carnivorous mammals in the subfamily Lutrinae. The 13 extant otter species are all semiaquatic, aquatic or marine, with diets based on fish and invertebrates.

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