from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The animal from which civet is obtained; a carnivorous quadruped of the family Viverridæ and genus Viverra, having well-developed anal glands secreting civet.
- noun plural The civets; the animals of the family Viverridæ, as the genets, ichneumons, and many others.
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Muslims drop fatwa against 'unclean' civet-cat coffee com.au
The Musk of the civet-cat is not sold at Shendy; but the Souakin merchants who visit Sennaar bring with them small quantities of it, which they sell again at Djidda.
Travels in Nubia 2004
He wore only a small kilt of civet-cat tails: no rattles nor cloak, no head-dress.
When the Lion Feeds Smith, Wilbur 1964
Master Benjamin Franklin, who appropriated it, rejoicing, and indulged in most unheard-of and inordinate ablutions in consequence, so that his hands were a frequent subject of maternal congratulation, and he smelt like a civet-cat for weeks after his great acquisition.
Whether the musk-deer, or the civet-cat, or even a still more eloquently silent animal that might be mentioned, is aware of any personal peculiarity, may well be doubted.
If one wear a girdle of civet-cat skin in battle, he will escape unhurt.
If the blood of a civet-cat be sprinkled on the doors and windows of a house, witches and sorcerers will be prevented from entering it or molesting the inmates thereof.
Another time his bolo saved him, and a wild civet-cat lay at his feet.
The Adventures of Piang the Moro Jungle Boy A Book for Young and Old Florence Partello Stuart
Civet-cat gut tied round a man's left arm, makes all the ladies look on him with favour; and civet-cat skin worn as a cap, protects the wearer against the art of witches.
The musk-deer and the civet-cat are never found in company.