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field mouse

noun
1.
any of various short-tailed mice or voles inhabiting fields and meadows.
Origin of field mouse
1570-1580
First recorded in 1570-80
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  • She was shaking the nest of a field mouse from one of the side pockets.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
  • I have seen his beautiful canvas—'Burns and the field mouse.'

    Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson
  • "You are going to be married, little one," said the field mouse.

    Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales Hans Christian Andersen
  • The fox gets the greater part of his food from the field mouse.

    Fifty Years a Hunter and Trapper Eldred Nathaniel Woodcock
  • A new theory has been broached to explain the migrations of the Norway lemming, a variety of field mouse.

  • Fever raged in him and his voice went down and down until it was as thin as a field mouse's squeak.

  • And Thumbelina did all that the field mouse asked her, and found herself very comfortable.

    Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales Hans Christian Andersen
  • She came at last to the door of a field mouse, who had a little den under the corn stubble.

    Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales Hans Christian Andersen
  • There dwelt the field mouse in warmth and comfort, with a whole roomful of corn, a kitchen, and a beautiful dining room.

    Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales Hans Christian Andersen
  • "He is very rich and learned, and his house is twenty times larger than mine," said the field mouse.

    Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales Hans Christian Andersen

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