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possum

1. an informal name for opossum
2. Austral. and NZ any of various Australasian arboreal marsupials, such as Trichosurus vulpecula (brush-tailed phalanger), having dense fur and a long tail: family Phalangeridae
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I've watched a lot of Evander's bouts, especially the last Michael Moorer fight where he played possum.
I've watched a lot of Evander's contests, especially the last Michael Moorer fight where he played possum.