from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of ferret.
- n. Hunting with ferrets.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The sport of hunting with ferrets.
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Her report would aid Taylor in ferreting out the truth, and she cherished her responsibility.
In retaliation McCarthy announced he was "breaking" with the Republican leader and accused the President publicly of "weakness and supineness" in ferreting out Communists, indeed claimed he himself had made a terrible mistake -- namely to have voted for Eisenhower in 1952!
On what might seem an unrelated note, the performance of American stock analysts was woefully inadequate in ferreting out and making public the all-too-obvious weaknesses in the mortgage securitization field, and the greed of all too many institutional investors in seeking “quick and unrealistic profits” was a major factor in creating the circumstances that led to the mortgage meltdown and the current recession.
Author Piers Anthony has been doing invaluable work in ferreting out legitimate e-publishers and outing scammers.
He's done more than I have in ferreting out this plot.
They do not think about a specialist in ferreting out justice.
But he noted that few in the United States investigate what happens to locked-up foreigners in the name of ferreting out terrorism.
Thus, he became his generation’s “Where’s Waldo?” long before Waldo was born, and readers delighted in ferreting out where Plas was hiding in Cole’s often bizarre artwork!
I’m still not interested in ferreting out gossip or reporting breaking news of any kind.
Massot, as it happened, had been struck with the idea of ferreting out
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