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  • n. Plural form of skunk.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of skunk.


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  • That is the trouble with skunks; they will lose their manners if startled, and _dogs startle skunks_.

    A Woman Tenderfoot

  • And when I was young in Kansas, everyone called skunks "polecats".

    Blogger News Network

  • It was the field of natural history, of zoology, of vertebrates, mammals, furred quadrupeds -- or, in short, skunks.

    Ma Pettengill

  • "An 'the skunks are a-calculatin' on findin 'th' camp unguarded?" and

    The Cave of Gold A Tale of California in '49

  • "Officials suspect that people might be trapping and relocating skunks, which is illegal according to Division of Wildlife regulations," said Department of Public Health spokesman - Local News

  • Back in the '70s, Hex was weirdly loquacious-- calling people "skunks" and "polecats" and popping off awkward displays of wit like "Now you, boy, you start looking fur some soft ground where you kin begin digging a hole fur your bushwhacking friend over thar to lie in while ah pour muhself a cup of this coffee and relax a little!"

    Jonah Hex Ultimate Spaghetti Makeover!

  • Colorado health officials are warning residents to protect their pets against the spread of rabies through wildlife such as skunks, bats and foxes. - Local News

  • Rabid carnivores, such as skunks, foxes, bobcats, coyotes, dogs and cats, may become aggressive and may attempt to bite people, pets and livestock. Headlines

  • In dogs, transmission most commonly occurs by drinking puddle, pond, or ditch water that is contaminated by the urine from infected wildlife; such as skunks, squirrels, and raccoons.


  • City Manager John Deardoff says it's nearly impossible to find county property owners who will allow wildlife, such as skunks and opossums, to be deposited on their land.

    KAKE - HomePage - Headlines


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