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- n. The common opossum, taxonomic name Didelphis marsupialis
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In the market a manicou sells for two francs and a half at cheapest: it is generally salted before being cooked.
There are four dishes which are the holiday luxuries of the poor: -- _manicou_, _ver-palmiste_, _zandouille_, and _poule - épi-diri_.
Rarely is there such absolute stillness among them: on the calmest days there are usually rustlings audible, thin cracklings, faint creepings: sounds that betray the passing of some little animal or reptile -- a rat or a wa manicou, or a zanoli or couresse, -- more often, however, no harmless lizard or snake, but the deadly _fer-de-lance_.
Now, he said 'we will see who is man and who is manicou-man'.
(manicou), rats, dogs, cats, feral pigs, the mongoose and other alien invasive reptiles and amphibians.