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field mouse

any of various short-tailed mice or voles inhabiting fields and meadows.
Origin of field mouse
First recorded in 1570-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The field mouse loves this savory vegetable, for she always gathers it more than any other.

    Indian Boyhood [AKA Ohiyesa], Charles A. Eastman
  • I have seen his beautiful canvas—'Burns and the field mouse.'

    Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson
  • A new theory has been broached to explain the migrations of the Norway lemming, a variety of field mouse.

  • She was shaking the nest of a field mouse from one of the side pockets.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
  • It made a small frightened cheep like a field mouse, and he wondered languidly if it were hurt.

    Ethan Frome Edith Wharton
  • "You are going to be married, little one," said the field mouse.

    Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales Hans Christian Andersen
  • Two bats came darkly by, with a business manner, having perhaps an appointment with some field mouse.

    A Man in the Open Roger Pocock
  • The fox gets the greater part of his food from the field mouse.

    Fifty Years a Hunter and Trapper Eldred Nathaniel Woodcock
  • The field mouse hurried as fast as he could down the last stairs, and pushed through just as the door was closing.

    Stories to Tell Children Sara Cone Bryant
  • Fever raged in him and his voice went down and down until it was as thin as a field mouse's squeak.

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