Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The sport of hunting with ferrets.

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  • verb Present participle of ferret.
  • noun Hunting with ferrets.

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Examples

  • 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!

    Nigel Hamilton: American Caesars

  • 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!

    Nigel Hamilton: American Caesars

  • Her report would aid Taylor in ferreting out the truth, and she cherished her responsibility.

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  • 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.

    Writing the Whole Enchilada « L.E. Modesitt, Jr. – The Official Website

  • 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.

    July « 2008 « L.E. Modesitt, Jr. – The Official Website

  • Author Piers Anthony has been doing invaluable work in ferreting out legitimate e-publishers and outing scammers.

    Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » E-Publishing Woes

  • He's done more than I have in ferreting out this plot.

    Spice and the Devil's Cave

  • They do not think about a specialist in ferreting out justice.

    Forces at Work in India and the Far East

  • But he noted that few in the United States investigate what happens to locked-up foreigners in the name of ferreting out terrorism.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • 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!

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