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ferret out
used in Anne Of Green Gables

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search for and discover through persistent investigation
  • ...pool and cascade; but by the time it reached Lynde's Hollow it was a quiet, well-conducted little stream, for not even a brook could run past Mrs. Rachel Lynde's door without due regard for decency and decorum; it probably was conscious that Mrs. Rachel was sitting at her window, keeping a sharp eye on everything that passed, from brooks and children up, and that if she noticed anything odd or out of place she would never rest until she had ferreted out the whys and wherefores thereof.
    Chapter 1 — Mrs. Rachel Lynde Is Surprised (5% in)

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