Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An old name of the fitchew or polecat, Putorius vulgaris; literally, foul or stinking marten: so called from its offensive odor. Set polecat.

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  • n. dark brown mustelid of woodlands of Eurasia that gives off an unpleasant odor when threatened

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Examples

  • The earl is the vera soul of honour, and cares nae mair for warld's gear than a noble hound for the quest of a foulmart; but as for his son, he was like to brazen us all out -- ourselves, Steenie, Baby Charles, and our Council, till he heard of the tocher, and then by my kingly crown he lap like a cock at a grossart!

    Sir Walter Scott (English Men of Letters Series)

  • The earl is the vera soul of honour, and cares nae mair for warld's gear than a noble hound for the quest of a foulmart; but as for his son, he was like to brazen us a 'out -- ourselves, Steenie,

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • The earl is the vera soul of honour, and cares nae mair for warld’s gear than a noble hound for the quest of a foulmart; but as for his son, he was like to brazen us a’ out — ourselves,

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • The earl is the vera soul of honour, and cares nae mair for warld's gear than a noble hound for the quest of a foulmart; but as for his son, he was like to brazen us all out ” ourselves, Steenie, Baby Charles, and our Council, till he heard of the tocher, and then by my kingly crown he lap like a cock at a grossart!

    Sir Walter Scott

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  • ...till he heard of the tocher, and then by my kingly crown he lap like a cock at a grossart!

    April 4, 2011