weazel

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weazel (plural weazels)

  1. Archaic form of weasel.
    • 1840, Frances Trollope, The Vicar of Wrexhill, London: Richard Bentley, Chapter III, pp. 304-5 [1]
      [] set fire to the library, and stifle him in it like a weazel as he is []
    • 1924, Herman Melville, Billy Budd, London: Constable & Co., Chapter 8, [2]
      Now the first time that his small weazel-eyes happened to light on Billy Budd, a certain grim internal merriment set all his ancient wrinkles into antic play.