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.
Of course the puppy barked; of course the skunk did not like it.
He was old enough to know many things, and he knew too much to fight either a skunk or a Weasel.
Why, there are a whole lot of skunk farms all over the Northern States.
There are times when my whole body kicks at the thought of that skunk getting away with his play.
The Pole-cat or skunk is about the size of a kitten eight months old.
A skunk's a varmint that don't stink tell ye meddle with him, but Hank Halliday stinks all the time.
Once fairly hit by this fluid, I imagine most animals will drop the skunk.
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)