What does the word ferret mean?

Usage examples for ferret

  1. Breathlessly she watched the woman in the black dress, hoping for escape from those ferret eyes; but the horse and carriage were conspicuous, and Aunt Jane's glance fell first on Lone Star and then passed to the little girl upon the seat. – Polly of the Hospital Staff by Emma C. Dowd
  2. The police of New York had apparently thought it worth while to ferret out further facts in connection with the singer, who had not again returned to America. – Lord John in New York by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  3. Of course I can, dog, I'm Ferret R. Fable! – FreeChildrenStories.com Collection by Daniel Errico