The dormice (Myoxid) are not much troubled with parasites, at least I have not encountered any in our common Myoxus avellanarius.
Youre the one who makes them sick, making them sleep like dormice.
I have just discovered the method of ridding a gardener of the dormice that eat his peaches.
The gardener assured me it was the dormice which eat it all.
These dormice eat through the covering of the pot as suspended, and enjoy themselves.
And then, such as it is, it is filled with dormice, who eat everything.
Zelinda and her father were so weary that they slept like dormice all night.
There are no birds in Muteland, and the only beasts there are dormice and salamanders.
In another room they spread moss and dry grass for beds, and there the seven little men would sleep like dormice.
Slaves served the guests with kidneys, dormice, nightingales, mince-meat dressed with vine-leaves.
early 15c., possibly from Anglo-French *dormouse "tending to be dormant" (from stem of dormir "to sleep," see dormer), with the second element mistaken for mouse; or perhaps it is from a Middle English dialectal compound of mouse and Middle French dormir. The rodent is inactive in winter. French dormeuse, fem. of dormeur "sleeper" is attested only from 17c.