I think the American people would like to hear Romney weasel around that one.
Note the weasel words (a term they do actually teach in law school): “affected community.”
His mean face slowly resolved into a baffled, respectful expression, like that of a weasel facing a trap.
She had read the appeal and says she felt it contained the lies of a killer trying to weasel out of full responsibility.
Consider seeing yourself branded a PERV POL and weasel in your local papers day after day.
The weasel had to admit that the Bat was not a Mouse, so he let him go.
The wolverene is a big cousin to the weasel, and also to the skunk.
He was old enough to know many things, and he knew too much to fight either a Skunk or a weasel.
The weasel refused, saying that he was by nature the enemy of all birds.
“Now you have done it,” said the weasel, and you may be sure the ass looked very foolish.
Old English weosule, wesle "weasel," from Proto-Germanic *wisulon (cf. Old Norse visla, Middle Dutch wesel, Dutch wezel, Old High German wisula, German Wiesel), probably related to Proto-Germanic *wisand- "bison" (see bison), with a base sense of "stinking animal," because both animals have a foul, musky smell (cf. Latin vissio "stench"). A John Wesilheued ("John Weaselhead") turns up on the Lincolnshire Assize Rolls for 1384, but the name seems not to have endured, for some reason.
"to deprive (a word or phrase) of its meaning," 1900, from weasel (n.); so used because the weasel sucks out the contents of eggs, leaving the shell intact; the sense of "extricate oneself (from a difficult place) like a weasel" is first recorded 1925; that of "to evade and equivocate" is from 1956.
To be the dominant one in a marriage, household, etc •Nearly always said of a woman
[1931+; wear the breeches can be traced to the 1400s in a French version (braies) and to the 1500s in English]
(Heb. holedh), enumerated among unclean animals (Lev. 11:29). Some think that this Hebrew word rather denotes the mole (Spalax typhlus) common in Palestine. There is no sufficient reason, however, to depart from the usual translation. The weasel tribe are common also in Palestine.