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The '''weasel''' (''Mustela nivalis'') is a small carnivorous mammal, notable for its lack of chin. The term weasel is also sometimes used to describe the genus ''mustela'', which includes the [[polecat]], the [[ferret]] and the [[stoat]].
 
The '''weasel''' (''Mustela nivalis'') is a small carnivorous mammal, notable for its lack of chin. The term weasel is also sometimes used to describe the genus ''mustela'', which includes the [[polecat]], the [[ferret]] and the [[stoat]].
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In [[period]] the weasel was valued by travellers as a sovereign remedy for [[basilisk]]s, which it could kill despite the basilisk's deadly breath and gaze.
   
 
== Joke ==
 
== Joke ==
   
The '''weasel''' is ''weasel''ly identified, whilst the '''stoat''' is ''stoat''ally different. Neither is ''ermin''t-flavoured
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The '''weasel''' is ''weasel''ly identified, whilst the '''stoat''' is ''stoat''ally different. Neither is ''ermin''t-flavoured.
   
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==

Latest revision as of 09:58, 21 February 2007

The weasel (Mustela nivalis) is a small carnivorous mammal, notable for its lack of chin. The term weasel is also sometimes used to describe the genus mustela, which includes the polecat, the ferret and the stoat.

In period the weasel was valued by travellers as a sovereign remedy for basilisks, which it could kill despite the basilisk's deadly breath and gaze.

Joke

The weasel is weaselly identified, whilst the stoat is stoatally different. Neither is ermint-flavoured.

See Also