ferret \FER-it\, verb:
1. To search out, discover, or bring to light.
1. Domesticated, usually red-eyed, and albinic variety of the polecat.
1. To drive out by using or as if using a ferret.
- 1. A narrow tape or ribbon, as of silk or cotton, used for binding, trimming, etc.
- 1. To harry, worry, or torment.
Ferret originates in the Latin furonem, both "cat" and "robber." The verb form of ferret relates to the use of half-tame ferrets to kill rats and flush rabbits from burrows.
- Oddly placed commas that don't seem to serve any actual purpose in punctuation, but make it look like you should take odd pauses, as William Shatner does when delivering lines.
This is what Shatner commas look like:
When, we get to, the restaurant, we should, order some, tasty, beverages.
- Louisiana Purchase: the United States officially took possession of the territory from France (1803)
- South Carolina: became the first state to secede from the Union (1860)
- It's a Wonderful Life: Frank Capra's drama was screened for the first time, in NYC's Globe Theatre (1946)
- Berlin Wall: was opened for the first time since it was erected in 1961 (1963)
- Operation Just Cause: the US invaded Panama to overthrow and capture military leader Manuel Noriega, who stood accused of corruption and drug trafficking (1989)
- Harvey Firestone 1868
- Walter Adams 1876
- Branch Rickey (MLB) 1881
- Susanne Langer 1895
- Gabby (Charles) Harnett (MLB) 1900
- Irene Dunn 1901
- Max Lerner 1902
- Sidney Hook 1902
- Hortense Calisher 1911
- Eugene W. Smith 1918
- Audrey Totter 1918
- Ann Richards (actress) 1918
- George Roy Hill 1922
- James Leasor 1923
- David Levine 1926
- John Christiansen (NFL) 1928
- John Hillerman 1932
- Mattie Alou 1938 (MLB)
- Bob Hayes (NFL) 1942
- Angel Tompkins 1943
- Bobby Colomby (Blood, Sweat & Tears) 1944
- Peter Criss (KISS) 1945
- Uri Geller 1946
- John Spencer 1946
- Dick Gibbs 1948 (NBA)
- Little Stevie Wright (The Easybeats) 1948