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a weasellike African animal, Ictonyx striatus, resembling a skunk in coloration and habits.
Historical Examples

zorilla lifted his hand and the great Brazilian diamonds in his rings shot out baleful fires.
The City in the Clouds C. Ranger Gull

As I buzzed down that sickening height I saw that zorilla had stopped.
The City in the Clouds C. Ranger Gull

zorilla alone, looking upon it as a sham, retired to France in disgust.
Spanish Life in Town and Country L. Higgin and Eugne E. Street

I threw myself at zorilla with my knee in the small of his back.
The City in the Clouds C. Ranger Gull

As a poet he was imitative, reminding us of Quintana, zorilla, and Byron.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3 Various

The skunks are confined to America, but South Africa has a very similar creature in the zorilla.
Zoology: The Science of Animal Life Ernest Ingersoll

And zorilla, whose version is the most poetic of them all, has succeeded in giving only a ridiculous exhibition of waxworks.
The Land of The Blessed Virgin; Sketches and Impressions in Andalusia William Somerset Maugham

But, just as they were moving off towards the lift dome, zorilla turned back and held out a card to Don Mendoza.
The City in the Clouds C. Ranger Gull

Ferrer was then a director of railways, and of much service to zorilla in the practical work of organization.
Selected Works of Voltairine de Cleyre Voltairine de Cleyre

zorilla has been said to be Becquer’s most immediate precursor, in that he possesses the same instinct for the mysterious.
Legends, Tales and Poems Gustavo Adolfo Becquer

a skunk-like African musteline mammal, Ictonyx striatus, having a long black-and-white coat


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