musquash


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mus·quash

 (mŭs′kwŏsh′, -kwôsh′)
n.

[Perhaps of Massachusett origin; akin to Western Abenaki mòskwas.]

musquash

(ˈmʌskwɒʃ)
n
1. (Textiles) another name for muskrat, used esp to refer to its fur
2. (Animals) another name for muskrat, used esp to refer to its fur
[C17: from Algonquian: compare Natick musquash, Abnaki muskwessu]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.musquash - beaver-like aquatic rodent of North America with dark glossy brown furmusquash - beaver-like aquatic rodent of North America with dark glossy brown fur
gnawer, rodent - relatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing
Translations

musquash

[ˈmʌskwɒʃ] N
1. (= animal) = muskrat
2. (= fur) → piel f de ratón almizclero

musquash

[ˈmʌskwɒʃ] n
(= animal) → loutre f
(= fur) → rat m d'Amérique, ondatra m

musquash

nBisamratte f

musquash

[ˈmʌskwɒʃ] n (fur) → rat musqué m inv
References in classic literature ?
I "hooked" the apples, leaped the brook, and scared the musquash and the trout.
I feel no disposition to be satirical, when the trapper's coat emits the odor of musquash even; it is a sweeter scent to me than that which commonly exhales from the merchant's or the scholar's garments.
The sun sets on some retired meadow, where no house is visible, with all the glory and splendor that it lavishes on cities, and perchance as it has never set before--where there is but a solitary marsh hawk to have his wings gilded by it, or only a musquash looks out from his cabin, and there is some little black-veined brook in the midst of the marsh, just beginning to meander, winding slowly round a decaying stump.
Diana Dupont, nurse educator, University of New Brunswick, Saint John Campus, Musquash (new)
A Coney B Nutria C Angora D Musquash QUESTION 9 - for 9 points: Which of the following is haliotis?
Bedrock geology of the Musquash area (NTS 21 G/01), Saint John, Charlotte and Kings counties, New Brunswick.
We also wish to thank Pr Musquash who kindly provided the Matlab routine that was used to perform the analysis.
If Gamelon is a Customer of any Value to you I woud advise you not to Let McKinzy git tham its 5 Dolrs to much for the martin 4 for Musquash 3 fr Otter and 10 for Bever more than the Common Value if you will not Purchase tham i will take tham all if you Cane make him give none But good Sesond Mink and Martins as well as all the Others Sesond and the Elk for 12 are 13 Severs at Most than i will Risk the Whole Parcil as i do not thing it Cane amt to more Over Price than 1000 Severs I would Advise you to go to St.
Stephen Bellew, Joan Brooks, Dona Brotz, and Edward Ives, "Suthin": It's the Opposite of Nothin': An Oral History of Grover Morrison's Woods Operation at Little Musquash Lake, 1945-1947 (Orono, Maine: Northeast Folklore Society, 1978), 42; Benhart Rajala, The Saga of Ivar Rajala (Grand Rapids, Minn.
It must, however, on the whole be now considered an exhausted country but its extent is so great that it will long afford a few Beaver, Otters, Marlins, Bears and Musquash [muskrat] and furnish Wolves, Red Foxes, Kitts [swift or kit foxes] and dry Provisions (5) in great abundance.