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muskrat

a rabbit-sized aquatic rat that lives in a burrow and lives on vegetable matter, has thick, shiny, brown and gray fur and gives off a musky odor. Called also Ondatra zibethica.
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Here a very mild Winter, which admit of the Buffalo wintering in the large plains of the South; an extraordinary depth of snow which renders it difficult or impossible for horses to travel; or the burning of the plains, are occurrences which lessen in a very serious degree that part of the Trade which is procured from the Indians of the Plains, viz: Wolves, Kitts, Red Foxes, Musquash and Beaver, as well as Dry Provisions.
Salt marsh restoration monitoring, Musquash, New Brunswick: 2007 Progress Report.
My mother ought to have worn tweed or, in very cold weather, musquash (21).
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.
They had some young musquash in their canoes, which they dug out of the banks with a hoe, for food, not for their skins, for musquash are their principal food on these expeditions.
In Chabanel Township, located adjacent to the south of Musquash Township, Dianor Resources (DOR-TSXV) and Dr.
A bat flew over our heads, and we heard a few faint notes of birds from time to time, perhaps the myrtle-bird for one, or the sudden plunge of a musquash, or saw one crossing the stream before us, or heard the sound of a rill emptying in, swollen by the recent rain.
With faux fur back in again this season, a super-soft Musquash Fake-Fur Throw which promises to keep you snug when popping your feet up for a cosy cuppa.
With faux fur back in again this season, Barker and Stonehouse has a super-soft Musquash fake fur throw which promises to keep you snug when popping your feet up for a cosy cuppa.
GN1364 Sulpuret of copper GN1127 Digdeguash Sulphate of barytes GN1072 Chance Harbour Serpentine GN 1093 Musquash Spirifers and other Near Ocnabog Lake shells GN1400 Black oxide of Quaco manganese GN1007 Part of a large Grindstone Island fossil tree GN1551 Bitumea GN Westmorland Coal GN 722?
The March sale in 1902 sold 44,551 beaver, 1,650,214 musquash, 8,675 otter, 57,349 mink, 5,701 lynx and so on.
The rabbit, too, was not slow to learn the taste of its twigs and bark; and when the fruit was ripe, the squirrel half rolled, half carried it to his hole; and even the musquash crept up the bank from the brook at evening, and greedily devoured it, until he had worn a path in the grass there; and when it was frozen and thawed, the crow and the jay were glad to taste it occasionally.