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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ferret  \Fer"ret\,  n.  [Ital.  foretto,  dim.  of  fiore  flower;  or  F. 
  fleuret  Cf  {Floret}.] 
  A  kind  of  narrow  tape,  usually  made  of  woolen;  sometimes  of 
  cotton  or  silk;  --  called  also  {ferreting}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ferret  \Fer"ret\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Ferreted};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Ferreting}.]  [Cf.  F.  fureter.  See  {Ferret},  n.] 
  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. 
 
  Master  Fer!  I'll  fer  him  and  firk  him  and  ferret  him 
  --Shak. 




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