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deer mouse

Origin of deer mouse
1825-1835
An Americanism dating back to 1825-35
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  • Two at least are sure to be seen--the track of the blarina and of the deer mouse.

    Boy Scouts Handbook Boy Scouts of America
  • Mr. deer mouse admitted faintly that he had had some such notion.

    The Tale of Benny Badger Arthur Scott Bailey
  • So he sat down and beckoned to Mr. deer mouse to move nearer.

    The Tale of Benny Badger Arthur Scott Bailey
  • He had had no idea that Mr. deer mouse knew anything about him.

    The Tale of Benny Badger Arthur Scott Bailey
  • And to Benny's amazement, Mr. deer mouse was just as polite as ever.

    The Tale of Benny Badger Arthur Scott Bailey
  • Whitefoot, the wood mouse: The white-footed or wood mouse or deer mouse.

    The Fall of the Year Dallas Lore Sharp
  • The deer mouse did not keep much of his own winter food where he lived.

    Among the Night People Clara Dillingham Pierson
  • And now that the deer mouse had given his reasons, he was just as sure as ever.

    Among the Night People Clara Dillingham Pierson
  • The deer mouse was growing sleepy and decided not to wait longer.

    Among the Night People Clara Dillingham Pierson
  • This is not unlike that of the blarina, because it walks, being a ground animal, while the deer mouse more often bounds.

    Boy Scouts Handbook Boy Scouts of America
British Dictionary definitions for deer mouse

deer mouse

noun
1.
any of various mice of the genus Peromyscus, esp P. maniculatus, of North and Central America, having brownish fur with white underparts: family Cricetidae See also white-footed mouse
Word Origin
so named because of its agility
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