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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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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.
Can the children retell the story--whom did Blossom Possum meet first?
All the instructions I have ever heard or read on the preparation of possum insist that before you eat the critter, you must keep it penned up for a while to "clean it out.
Handicap calculations are an ongoing subject of consternation among golf trip members, as illustrated in this Possum Classic exchange:
Except the white possum hasn't disappeared--not yet.
The tiny possum is gently checked over Pictures: AP PHOTO/ROB GRIFFITH; Grub's up for thumb-sized orphan
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Along the way they meet Crash (William Scott) and Eddie (Josh Peck), cheeky possums who are adoptive brothers to Latifah's Ellie, a woolly mammoth who thinks she's a possum.
161 Recce Flight deployed to Bien Hoa in 1965 and its Possum callsign was heard in the crowded skies until Australian operations ceased in 1972.
PETITE punk popster Avril Lavigne is branching out and swapping spirited song lyrics for comic lines as Heather the possum in animated kids' flick Over the Hedge.
REMEMBER THAT dead possum you and your friend dared found under the quarterpipe at the local park when you were 11?