Definition of Ferrets
1. Noun. (plural of ferret) ¹
2. Verb. (third-person singular of ferret) ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Ferrets
1. ferret [v] - See also: ferret
Medical Definition of Ferrets
1. Semidomesticated variety of european polecat much used for hunting rodents and/or rabbits and as a laboratory animal. (12 Dec 1998)
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ferrets
Literary usage of Ferrets
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Pet Book by Anna Botsford Comstock (1914)
"ferrets HE one who handles ferrets needs to have courage; for however carefully ... ferrets are never so tame that they will not bite at the smell of blood. ..."
2. The Autobiography of an English Gamekeeper by John Wilkins, Arthur H. Byng, Stephen M. Stephens (1892)
"You should never keep ferrets in a dog kennel, for if your dogs get distemper the ferrets are sure to catch it, and die; if you have fifty ferrets you will ..."
3. The Encyclopaedia of Sport by Henry Charles Howard Suffolk, Hedley Peek, Frederick George Aflalo (1897)
"The disease in ferrets that answers to "distemper" in dogs is known as ... For ferrets this is much better than the ordinary sub-limed sulphur, ..."
4. Hunting Dogs: Describes in a Practical Manner the Training, Handling by Oliver Hartley (1909)
"Where rabbits are doing an injury to fruit trees, etc., ferrets can be used to ... There are 21 chapters, I History and Descrip- XII tion ferrets and Mink, ..."
5. Practical Game Preserving: Containing the Fullest Directions for Rearing and by William Carnegie (1884)
"ferrets. MANAGEMENT — BREEDING — WORKING — DISEASES. tending of ferrets, ... ferrets are kept in various numbers, according to special requirements ; thus, ..."
6. Classified Guide to Technical and Commercial Books: A Subject-list of the by Edgar Greenwood (1904)
"ferrets AND FERRETING, by W. Carnegie. Cr. 8vo. 3rd ed. 70 pp. 1902. Upcott Gill, Is. BOOK OF THE GOAT : Various Breeds and their Profitable ..."