Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Yielding a fur or peltry of commercial value, as an animal: sometimes specifically applied to the members of the family Mustelidæ.
- adj. of animals having fur (especially of commercial quality)
“So I turned around and came home, called my Mom to have her send thecoughlin to pick up the fur-bearing members of the household, called my garage, called Triple A ... at least the tow truck guy was cute.”
“But contrary to what historians of the trade's earliest days suggest, the storied American pursuit of fur didn't cease with Britain's disruptive wartime invasion of the rebelling colonies or even with the near extinction of certain fur-bearing animals in the Northeastern colonies.”
“Many fur-bearing animals are killed daily on fur farms by anal and vaginal electrocution, which ultimately fries their insides, and in the wild by drowning, beating, stomping or trapping.”
“Although dutifully gutted and stripped of their fur-bearing skin in the field by the trappers, the remaining bits of rotting flesh and grizzle began to give off a stink as the pelts thawed in boxes on the warehouse floor.”
“Fur is made of hair, but to be classed as a fur-bearing animal the coat has to be the kind which is suitable for making into a pelt, which can be worn by someone else.”
“ÂFor example - the trap, once set will not discriminate between a fur-bearing target species and an endangered bird or a domesticated dog or cat who is allured by the bait.”
“For example - the trap, once set will not discriminate between a fur-bearing target species and an endangered bird or a domesticated dog or cat who is allured by the bait.”
“One day, after he saw my wife Barbara's fur coat, he made a crack about a certain fur-bearing animal known for its industriousness.”
“The populations of fur-bearing animals were everywhere in steep decline.”
“They may be platypuses but you won't find a better duck-billed fur-bearing egg-layer anywhere.”
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