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Sable

Sable (Mustela zibellina), a fur-bearing animal of the family Mustelidae, widely distributed through the forest regions of Siberia. The sable is about 2 feet long, more stoutly built, and with a more bushy tail then the Pine Marten, of which it is probably a variety. The fur is lustrous brown, with a yellowish patch on the throat. It is of great commercial value, a skin of the first quality being worth more than 20. The North American Sable (M. americana) appears to be scarcely distinguishable. More than 100,000 skins have been imported into Britain by the Hudson Bay Company in a single year

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