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Weasel

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Weasels suck eggs. Hence Shakespeare

“The weazel Scot

Comes sneaking, and so sucks the princoly egg.”


Henry V., i. 2.


“I can suck melancholy out of a song, as a weazel sucks eggs.”—As You Like It, ii. 5.

To catch a weasel asleep. To expect to find a very vigilant person nodding, off his guard; to suppose that one who has his weather-eye open cannot see what is passing before him. The French say, Croir avoir trouvé la pie au nid (To expect to find the pie on its nest). The vigilant habits of these animals explain the allusions.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Wayleaves
Wayzgoose
We
We Three
We Left Our Country for Our Country’s Good
Weak as Water
Weak-kneed Christian or Politician (A)
Weapon Salve
Wear
Weasel
Weather Breeder (A)
Weather-cock
Weather-eye
Weather-gage
Weather-glass (The Peasant’s)
Web of Life
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Wedding Anniversaries
Wedding Finger
Wedding Knives