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  • n. Plural form of polecat.


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  • Skunks are sometimes referred to as polecats, but polecats are Old World weasels or ferrets.

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  • Skunks are sometimes called polecats, because they resemble

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  • Skunks sometimes referred to as polecats are mammals best known for their ability to excrete a strong, foul-smelling odor.

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  • This is why skunks, zorilles also known as polecats and the African crested rat have independently converged on a similar pelage theme of black against white.

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  • The one thing that hasn't changed all that much is the repertoire, which remains firmly rooted in a pool of popular songs from the 1920s, 30s and 40s, which experienced singers refer to as "polecats".

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  • And when I was young in Kansas, everyone called skunks "polecats".

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  • Other species suggested for reintroduction include cranes, elk, polecats and wild boar.

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  • Ben, Tiffany, and their gang of near shape-changing Pashki mates are back, this time fighting off a rival gang of homeless kids - trained as polecats - who live in an abandoned London tube station ( 'the Hermitage') and who are under the thrall of one Martin Fisher.

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  • In July last year, nine Heck cows and four bulls joined the growing population on Upcott Grange Farm in West Devon, which includes beavers, polecats and water voles.

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  • Had I known that my text would one day appear in a romance novel, I might have sexed up my story: "Hot-loving polecats do it in prairie dog holes."

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