Weasel

Noun

  • The least weasel, Mustela nivalis.
  • A devious or sneaky person or animal.
  • The taxonomic family Mustelidae is also called the weasel family.
  • Any of the carnivorous mammals of the genus Mustela, having a slender body, a long tail and usually a light brown upper coat and light-coloured belly.
  • A type of yarn winder used for counting the yardage of handspun yarn. It most commonly has a wooden peg or dowel that pops up from the gearing mechanism after a certain number of yards have been wound onto the winder.

Verb

  • (transitive or reflexive) To gain something for oneself by clever or devious means.
  • (transitive) To achieve by clever or devious means.
  • (intransitive) To engage in clever or devious behavior.

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