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weasel


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Weasel  \Wea"sel\,  n.  [OE.  wesele  AS  wesle;  akin  to  D.  wezel, 
  G.  wiesel,  OHG.  wisala  Icel.  hreyiv[=i]sla,  Dan.  v["a]sel, 
  Sw  vessla  of  uncertain  origin;  cf  Gr  ?,  ?,  cat,  weasel.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  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. 
 
  {Malacca  weasel},  the  rasse. 
 
  {Weasel  coot},  a  female  or  young  male  of  the  smew;  --  so 
  called  from  the  resemblance  of  the  head  to  that  of  a 
  weasel.  Called  also  {weasel  duck}. 
 
  {Weasel  lemur},  a  short-tailed  lemur  ({Lepilemur 
  mustelinus}).  It  is  reddish  brown  above,  grayish  brown 
  below,  with  the  throat  white. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  weasel 
  n  :  small  carnivorous  mammal  with  short  legs  and  elongated  body 
  and  neck 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  weasel  n.  [Cambridge]  A  naive  user,  one  who  deliberately  or 
  accidentally  does  things  that  are  stupid  or  ill-advised.  Roughly 
  synonymous  with  {loser}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  weasel 
 
    (Cambridge)  A  naive  user,  one  who  deliberately 
  or  accidentally  does  things  that  are  stupid  or  ill-advised. 
  Roughly  synonymous  with  {loser}. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1995-03-21) 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Weasel 
  (Heb.  holedh),  enumerated  among  unclean  animals  (Lev.  11:29). 
  Some  think  that  this  Hebrew  word  rather  denotes  the  mole  (Spalax 
  typhlus)  common  in  Palestine.  There  is  no  sufficient  reason, 
  however,  to  depart  from  the  usual  translation.  The  weasel  tribe 
  are  common  also  in  Palestine. 
 




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