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Hello,

He was a mongoose, rather like a little cat in his fur and his tail, but quite like a weasel in his head and his habits.

What is meaning of the words in bold letters?

Thanks.
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Hi,

He was a mongoose, rather like a little cat in his fur and his tail, but quite like a weasel in his head and his habits.

His fur and tail resembled those of a cat. His head and his habits were quite like those of a weasel.

Clive
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Dear friends,

If I may comment, it appears to me that «in» is here equivalent to «with regard to».

It is perhaps your understanding also?

Kind regards, Emotion: smile

Goldmund
Hi,

«in» is here equivalent to «with regard to». Yes, it's similar to saying 'He was untidy in his personal habits'.

Best wishes, Clive