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Definition of Skunk


  1. Any one of several species of American musteline carnivores of the genus Mephitis and allied genera. They have two glands near the anus, secreting an extremely fetid liquid, which the animal ejects at pleasure as a means of defense.
  2. In games of chance and skill: To defeat (an opponent) (as in cards) so that he fails to gain a point, or (in checkers) to get a king.

Skunk Quotations

Sometimes when you get in a fight with a skunk, you can't tell who started it.
Lloyd Doggett

What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.
Abraham Lincoln

It is sometimes very hard to tell the difference between history and the smell of skunk.
Rebecca West

The power of the silent filibuster to distort Senate politics is now accepted on Capitol Hill and by the press as normal and not worth mentioning. Let me be the skunk at this political garden party and say this stinks. Representative government was not designed to work this way by the Founding Fathers.
Juan Williams

It may be that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet,' but I should be loath to see a rose on a maiden's breast substituted by a flower, however beautiful and fragrant it might be, that is went by the name of the skunk lily.
Alexander Henry
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Skunk Translations

skunk in German is Stinktier
skunk in Italian is puzzola
skunk in Spanish is mofeta
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