stoat

Part of speech: noun

The ermine, especially in its summer coat, reddish brown above, yellow below.

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Usage examples "stoat":

  1. I have often seen the pursuit of a rabbit by a persistent stoat; the rabbit has little chance of escape, as the stoat can follow it underground as well as over; finally the rabbit appears to be paralyzed with fright, lies down and makes no further effort. - "Grain and Chaff from an English Manor", Arthur H. Savory.
  2. Mr Crathie kept me to help Stoat, and do odd jobs about the place. - "The Marquis of Lossie", George MacDonald.
  3. Stoat was a brave enough man, and not a little jealous of Malcolm, but he dared not obey his mistress. - "The Marquis of Lossie", George MacDonald.