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Words Containing Animals #2

The blanks in these words are all animals. Based on the definitions, guess the animal.
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Last updated: January 22, 2013
First submittedJanuary 22, 2013
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Definition
Word
Percussion instrument
Cowbell
Straw man
Scarecrow
Imitator
Copycat
Type of swing dance
Jitterbug
High-foot military march
Goosestep
Nonsense!
Hogwash
Nonsense!
Horsefeathers
Person who loves to read
Bookworm
Facial hair on the chin only
Goatee
Shy and meek
Sheepish
Definition
Word
Direct and straight course
Beeline
Research and devolpment facility
Skunkworks
To swing the back of a vehicle from side to side
Fishtail
Retiree who goes south for the winter
Snowbird
Type of ballroom dance
Foxtrot
To fold a page corner in a book
Dogear
Something that has a forked tail
Swallowtail
Poisonous plant
Wolfsbane
Interlocking carpentry joint
Dovetail
Checkered fabric pattern
Houndstooth
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level 20
Apr 25, 2013
When I think of sheepish I think more embarrassed or ashamed, perhaps in a meek manner. Could be just me though. Thought I'd mention it.
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level 77
Jun 6, 2013
Thanks for sharing the observation and opinion. Some people find them interesting to read, which would be a good reason for looking at the comments section.
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level 83
Dec 8, 2014
I was going to say the same thing.
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level 55
Apr 27, 2015
I think the same thing. More embarrassed, maybe feeling a bit guilty. That's how it's usually used that I've heard.
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level 76
Jul 24, 2015
I was in total agreement until I looked up synonyms for shy. Embarrassed and sheepish are both on the list.
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level 76
Apr 12, 2016
That may be, but synonyms are not exact. The definition of shy has nothing to do with sheepish and everything to do with being embarrassed. Please change the clue o quizmaster.
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level 67
Apr 16, 2019
Sheepish certainly can mean shy.
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level 63
Oct 7, 2019
I see it more as dumb, with a blank expression and a little awkward/clumsy. ("ow... did I do that?.." )

Edit:Just looked it up, it means embarrased if it is followed by "grin" otherwise the explanations more towards shy are correct.

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level 7
May 19, 2013
cant believe I missed foxtrot
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level 77
Jun 6, 2013
I'm surprised more people know wolfsbane and houndstooth than skunkworks.
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level 36
Jun 6, 2013
I don't know about the houndstooth but wolfsbane would be well known from it's use in Harry Potter. It's used to relieve werewolf symptoms.
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level 50
Jul 18, 2014
I don't remember where I know wolfsbane from(maybe Haunting of Castle Malloy, very good game, BTW), but it's certainly NOT Hairy Plotter! I refuse to give any of them the dignity of being called by their right names, thus, I mess them up. On purpose.
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level 61
Dec 11, 2016
I think every single Wolf Man movie mentions wolfsbane.
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level 63
Oct 7, 2019
How mature
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level 44
Nov 8, 2014
i havent heard of any. i got the wolf one by guessing random animals after i was done but have never heard skunkworks
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level 55
Apr 27, 2015
I got skunkworks completely by accident when I was trying to remember wolfsbane. I knew wolfsbane, just couldn't think of it and am still kicking myself for it.
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level 76
Jul 24, 2015
Never heard of skunkworks in my entire life.
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level 63
Oct 7, 2019
Same, not in the slightest. Wolfsbane is an awesome name and I have known it since forever (it's other name it is known as monkshood is not bad either, and is the same as in my language, monnikskap). If I would start a band I might name it that, but well, someone allready has..

My favourite name together with foxglove (which in my language is closer to its latin name. Vingerhoedskruid, which means thimbleherb, but word for word, fingerhat (yes, that is what we call a thimble :P) herb. And it is digitalis in latin.

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level 63
Oct 7, 2019
Skunkwords is in use from the 1970s and the word was originally coined by an american aerospace company. Guess it doesnt really show up much in books and movies etc.
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level 76
Aug 8, 2015
Took a while to remember swallowtail. Never heard the term skunkworks in my life.
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level 65
May 3, 2018
worked in R and D for years. Never heard it referenced as that. Did that make me a skunk?
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level 74
Nov 10, 2018
I know it from Dracula I think :)
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level 67
Dec 18, 2018
Wolfsbane pops up in a fair amount of fantasy or horror stories. There's also a relatively minor Marvel Comics character named Wolfsbane as well. I can't remember exactly where or when I heard of houndstooth and I have no idea why it's called that, but I recognized that as well. This quiz is the only place I've ever heard the term skunkworks.
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level 40
Jun 6, 2013
I got a fever and the only prescription is more...
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level 73
Jan 18, 2014
Wolfsbane!
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level 76
Feb 8, 2014
Never heard of skunkworks.
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level 67
Oct 30, 2017
Neither have I, and based on the statistics, neither have 92% of people.
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level 52
May 4, 2014
Would never have thought of "sheepish" from "shy and meek". From Merriram-Webster's online dictionary: sheep·ish adjective \ˈshē-pish\ : showing or feeling embarrassment especially because you have done something foolish or wrong
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level 74
Nov 10, 2018
development is still misspelt
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level 54
Apr 16, 2015
Research and devolpment facility; "devolpment" is spelt wrong. Also, weighing in on "shy and meek", got it first guess
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level 34
Sep 19, 2015
I'm no carpenter so I'm not sure if it's the same thing but I've only heard of a carpentry joint called a Ducktail joint.
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level 67
Apr 16, 2019
Never heard of that, maybe misheard?
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level 55
Jun 18, 2018
I, also, have never heard of 'skunkworks' in my entire (longish) life
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level 73
Jul 24, 2018
Well, what do you know - I always though goatee was ghotee for some reason, no idea where that came from
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level 79
Aug 28, 2018
To echo comments from above. Mousy is a better animal answer for "Shy and meek" than sheepish. Mousy implies that it is an inborn trait while sheepish connotes a temporary condition brought on by embarrassment or shame.
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level 67
Apr 16, 2019
I don't see how 'mousy' can be an answer as it doesn't include the complete name of an animal. That would be 'mouse'.
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level 65
Dec 7, 2018
Development is misspelled in "Research and devolpment facility"
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level 58
Mar 26, 2019
Yes.
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level 58
Apr 6, 2019
It still is
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level 74
Apr 16, 2019
Is there a popular thing about wolfsbane right now? Almost 1/2 of you have heard of it more than know about beelining it.
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level 63
Oct 7, 2019
If you have knowledge of plants it is easy and it is also in shakespeare and greek mythology, and according to legends it poison (aconite) was used to kill werewolf. Hence the name (but is also known as monkshood).

It is a wellknown poison so it is bound to have found it's way to literature and tv/movies.

Plus, it's a cool word ;)

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level 63
Oct 7, 2019
never heard of goosestep, skunkworks, snowbird and houndstooth (not english) Got the rest.
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level 62
Dec 4, 2019
Interesting... dogear = donkeyear in my language.
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