I think the American people would like to hear Romney weasel around that one.
She had read the appeal and says she felt it contained the lies of a killer trying to weasel out of full responsibility.
His mean face slowly resolved into a baffled, respectful expression, like that of a weasel facing a trap.
Note the weasel words (a term they do actually teach in law school): “affected community.”
The weasel had to admit that the Bat was not a Mouse, so he let him go.
Sigmund went searching for the herb he saw the weasel carry to his comrade.
He was old enough to know many things, and he knew too much to fight either a Skunk or a weasel.
It was the same leaf as the weasel had brought to his comrade.
“Now you have done it,” said the weasel, and you may be sure the ass looked very foolish.
In shape it is somewhat like a weasel, and is the largest of the tree martens.
Old English weosule, wesle "weasel," from Proto-Germanic *wisulon (cf. Old Norse visla, Middle Dutch wesel, Dutch wezel, Old High German wisula, German Wiesel), probably related to Proto-Germanic *wisand- "bison" (see bison), with a base sense of "stinking animal," because both animals have a foul, musky smell (cf. Latin vissio "stench"). A John Wesilheued ("John Weaselhead") turns up on the Lincolnshire Assize Rolls for 1384, but the name seems not to have endured, for some reason.
"to deprive (a word or phrase) of its meaning," 1900, from weasel (n.); so used because the weasel sucks out the contents of eggs, leaving the shell intact; the sense of "extricate oneself (from a difficult place) like a weasel" is first recorded 1925; that of "to evade and equivocate" is from 1956.
: Little Joe turned weasel
[the first verb sense is said to be based on the weasel's habit of sucking the meat or substance from an egg, leaving only the shell; the other senses reflect the more general nasty reputation of the weasel, which has meant ''contemptible person'' since at least the 1500s]
(Heb. holedh), enumerated among unclean animals (Lev. 11:29). Some think that this Hebrew word rather denotes the mole (Spalax typhlus) common in Palestine. There is no sufficient reason, however, to depart from the usual translation. The weasel tribe are common also in Palestine.