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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of ferret.


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  • It was then that Mrs. Minchin ferreted out a dressmaker whom Mrs.St. Quentin employed, and I was put under her hands.

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  • He ferreted around and found the original report written [you guessed it] by CIBER.

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  • With great ferocity mobs ferreted out Huguenots and hacked them to death.


  • In closing their Introduction, the editors of this handsome volume remark that "scholars of the novel everywhere owe a great debt to these innovative and creative minds that have ferreted out Jack London's predilictions and his prescience in such far-ranging and contemporary topics as gender-race, homosexuality, heterosexuality, humor, power, androgyny, and masculine identity."

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  • That was a bit of intelligence we ferreted out, not by their confessions or concessions, but by simple default: late in the afternoon we saw them naked on the beach, at least bold if not bronzed.

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  • Master Persimon said, A relic of the Old Way, the Genplex, was ferreted out of the great city centuries before and buried here in the frontier, as far as possible from those who might misuse it.


  • They need to be ferreted out, rounded up like cattle, punished for their numerous crimes, then booted back to whence they snuck in from with such extreme prejudice that they will never, ever think of violating our sovereignty again.

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  • But downstairs, Hogan and the infrared camera have ferreted out a mysterious draft filtering down a wall.

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  • The filings experts at Footnoted have ferreted out a new trend in severance perks: hanging on to the company iPad.


  • As an adult I have lived in DC on and off for a decade, and in that time me and my fang have ferreted out some of the best and most intriguing places to procure something sweet.

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