a weasel, Mustela nivalis, of northern regions, that grows to a length of about 6 inches (15 cm).
Weasel Words And Other Ways We Avoid Telling The TruthMost of us know what the word lying means, but what happens when someone carefully skirts the truth instead of telling a bold-faced whopper? Politicians, in particular, are well known for making use of equivocal language as a way of hiding their true actions.
Also called pygmy weasel.
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