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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Desman  \Des"man\  (d[e^]s"man),  n.  [Cf.  Sw  desman  musk.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  An  amphibious,  insectivorous  mammal  found  in  Russia  ({Myogale 
  moschata}).  It  is  allied  to  the  moles,  but  is  called 
  {muskrat}  by  some  English  writers.  [Written  also 
  {d[ae]sman}.] 




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