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  • Dumay withdrew, his heart torn with anxiety, believing that the wretched Butscha had worn the skin of the poet to deceive Modeste; whereas Butscha himself, keen-witted as a prince seeking revenge, and far cleverer than any paid spy, was ferretting out the life and actions of Canalis, escaping notice by his insignificance, like an insect that bores its way into the sap of a tree.

    Modeste Mignon

  • There's one name missing from your list who ought to there, Iain - for his hard work, total dedication to his job and for his tenacity at ferretting out information to help him fight for us lot out here.

    The Shadow Cabinet Media Tarts List

  • Futhermore, the gossip site, Wonkette.com goes through the web ferretting out what the children of newsmakers are doing on the web.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • Some of the Western papers seem to have taken on the aspect of the jerk in school who, upon ferretting out someone's sore spot, spends the next couple of years making a point of joking loud and long about it at every chance.

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  • Hopefully it will save me from losing another Saturday spent ferretting out spam!

    Darn Spam!

  • It should be some palliation of this deed, however, that the government was quick and sharp in ferretting out treason, and that torture was still authorized.

    English Literature, Considered as an Interpreter of English History Designed as a Manual of Instruction

  • Suddenly you find the rabbits are breeding in the hedgerows, and you go out yonder ferretting, but the coachman does not know how to manage the ferrets, and you start a keeper.

    Spring Days

  • By this time, too, the four guests had decreased to three, and two of those seemed to hang back rather a little; while one of them seemed disposed to make up as much as possible for any deficiency of courage on the part of the others, by declaring his intention of ferretting out Varney, let him be hidden where he might.

    Varney the vampire; or, The feast of blood. Volume 2

  • The documentarians did an excellent job of ferretting out the most interesting possibilities while, at the same time, not necessarily choosing to focus on the people who eventually land the roles.

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  • Or you could use the methods that he prefers: ferretting.

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