The army met the stone-throwing with a fecal-smelling concoction called "skunk" and later with tear gas.
To kill without scent the backbone should be broken by a quick blow or the skunk should be drowned.
You don't know what real sport is until you jump a skunk like that in a panic.
He was old enough to know many things, and he knew too much to fight either a skunk or a Weasel.
Are you the skunk that Wardell kicked off the Shenandoah for stealing a bottle of wine?
There are times when my whole body kicks at the thought of that skunk getting away with his play.
Little as I guessed it, this story really began at skunk's Misery.
A skunk's a varmint that don't stink tell ye meddle with him, but Hank Halliday stinks all the time.
That skunk thought that I had seen him, and slipped into the saloon to get out of sight.
Mrs. —— was looking beautiful in a bottle-green suiting, collared with skunk, but a little thin, I thought.
1630s, squunck, from a southern New England Algonquian language (probably Abenaki) seganku, from Proto-Algonquian */šeka:kwa/, from */šek-/ "to urinate" + */-a:kw/ "fox." As an insult, attested from 1841. Skunk cabbage is attested from 1751; earlier skunkweed (1738).
"to completely defeat (in a game), to shut out from scoring," 1831, from skunk (n.). Related: Skunked; skunking.
The learning of plays, patterns, etc, esp in football, by blackboard demonstrations (1930s+ Sports)