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  • n. Common misspelling of opossum.

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Examples

  • It's usually an uneventful trip; one time I tripped over a garden hose after I'd had a few beers, and one time I surprised an opposum — or more correctly, he surprised me — who'd stuck his nose in a discarded box of Trader Joe'shors d'oeuvres.

    The Greenfather

  • Both Dems know that he primaries are the real contest and even a blind opposum with a facial tick can beat Grandpa Simpson in the generals.

    Poll shows both Clinton and Obama beating McCain

  • Supporting the table was the sculpted plaster figure of a coquettishly posed female opposum.

    A Corridor in the Asylum

  • Other endemic mammals in the area include subspecies of cottontail rabbit (Sylvylagus floridanus nigronuchalis), white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginiaus curassavicus), and opposum (Marmosa xerohylica).

    Guajira-Barranquilla xeric scrub

  • Commonly introduced mammals in this ecoregion are the mongoose (Herpestes officinarum), agouti (Dasyprocta antillensis), opposum (Didelphis marsupialis), pig (Sus scrofa), and domestic cat and dog.

    Windward Islands moist forests

  • CHRG applied ducky tape on ok, Mel, heres a softy blanky n sum hawt choklit hav a opposum-shaped choklit n rest fur a bit- ok?

    Back hare…I haz it - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • The commonly held belief is that many animals including snakes, bison, chickens, rabbits, and, of course, opposum act dead to discourage those who would eat them.

    Boing Boing: October 29, 2006 - November 4, 2006 Archives

  • Common are the mongoose (Herpestes officinarum), agouti (Dasyprocta antillensis), opposum (Didelphis marsupialis), pig (Sus scrofa), and domestic cat and dog.

    Windward Islands dry forests

  • I just wanted to admire the taxidermed pet opposum at her feet, the miniature skulls hanging from her hip, the dog bone in her mouth, and her toy weaponry - in peace.

    Photo Collage

  • Saturday, Mar. 26, 2005 @ 00: 57 tonight on my way home to longview, as owen and i gabbed about something and listened to "the great below" by nin, i ran over a opposum. then i cried for about 20 minutes. the sound it made kept reverberating in my head. now i should go to sleep, for my eyes are in pain.

    pyxopotamus Diary Entry

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