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ring-tailed snorter

1. old-fashioned A pig, referring to its curly ("ringed") tail and distinctive snorting. My city-slicker cousin couldn't tell a ring-tailed snorter from a cockerel, so I don't know why he'd want to come work on our farm for the summer.
2. old-fashioned A showy, eccentric, or outlandish person. Old Bill was a real ring-tailed snorter. He'd show up wearing the wildest outfits, with a personality bigger than could fit the room.
3. old-fashioned A fierce, enthusiastic, and energetic person. We pride ourselves on being ring-tailed snorters when it comes to selling your property at the best price possible.
4. old-fashioned An arrogant, pigheaded person. The new manager doesn't do a lick of work himself, just pushing other people around instead. A real ring-tailed snorter, in the words of my grandmother
See also: snorter

ringtailed snorter

n. someone or something energetic and powerful. Ask that ringtailed snorter to calm down and come over here for a minute.
See also: ringtail, snorter
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We aren't allowed to approach them, of course, or touch them our-selves--although it is OK if a lemur touches you, which is why 1 can report that they have tickly hands and wet noses just like dogs--and when a crew of ringtails approaches we all have to stand back like chastened paparazzi to allow the VIPs to pass unhindered.
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Up to 564 cat attack cases on ringtail possums have been reported in the last year alone, making up the biggest part of total cat attacks on wildlife.
Once in the canyonlands I saw the crescent moon racing after blue Venus, like rockets, and once I reached a hand and drew five new constellations, known only to me; a ringtail cat, his eyes like lamps, stood at the edge of my bed in the sand and stared.
Five species, blacktail jackrabbit (Lepus californicus), ringtail (Bassariscus astutus), eastern hognose skunk (Conepatus leuconotus), coyote (Canis latrans) and fulvous harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys fulvescens), are western, and six, armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus), Baird's pocket gopher (Geomys bursairus), hispid pocket mouse (Perognathus hispidus), pygmy mouse (Baiomys taylori), jaguar (Felis onca) and ocelot (Felis pardalis) are central.
miles far up Better still, if you prefer your animals sweet and cuddly, the state mammal's a little fluffball highway for called a Ringtail. Less huggable, admittedly, but equally arresting, is that the official state fossil (yes, it has one of them also) is, perhaps understandably, 'petrified wood'.
Rusty the ringtail possum needs to find a new home because he has grown so much and the younger possums in the family need more room.
One creature there--the white possum (technically, the northern lemuroid ringtail)--is on the verge of extinction.
The pure lead bullet I shoot is cast from a Rapine Sharps "ringtail" mould with a weight of 475 grains and a major diameter of .544".
Repeated visits to a local forest over a number of years has revealed that small old trees harbour populations of native animals including Sugar Gliders, Tuans, Yellow-footed Antechinus, Echidnas, Ringtail Possums and Brushtail Possums.
2002), and even ringtail (Morales Hernandez 1997) are commonly reported in studies of Barn Owl diet, but these items are scarce.
Sterelny offers a hypothetical, initially isolated population of ringtail possums the average weight of which is two kilograms.
While taking this drive on early mornings, or at twilight, it is not unusual to encounter various mammals, such as wildcats, kangaroo rats, skunks, ringtail cats, and others.