foumart

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n foumart dark brown mustelid of woodlands of Eurasia that gives off an unpleasant odor when threatened
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Foumart (Zoöl) The European polecat; -- called also European ferret, and fitchew. See Polecat.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n foumart See foulmart.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Foumart fōō′märt an old name for the polecat, from its offensive smell.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. folmard, fulmard,; AS. fūl, foul + mearð, meard, marten: cf. F. marte, martre,. See Foul (a.), and Marten the quadruped
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. fulmard—A.S. fúl, foul, mearð, a marten.

Usage

In literature:

Then Evening goes to the hedgehog, to the fox, to the foumart, the whitterit, the bat, and the vole.
"Kenneth McAlpine" by Gordon Stables
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In poetry:

I can tell the very spot,
For its often been my lot
To go night-hunting foumarts that way,
Just behind the Tandle Hill,
Where our Sunday morning's drill
We perform'd 'gainst the great meeting day.
"The Devil's Court. A Fragment." by Samuel Bamford