Origin of mouse deer
First recorded in 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for mouse deer
The days ran into months, the months became years, and still no mouse-deer.
The Mouse-deer replied, "Assuredly it was, but I crave pardon for doing so."
Compare also a Borneo tale of a mouse-deer and a crocodile (Evans, 475).Filipino Popular Tales
Dean S. Fansler
King Solomon replied, saying, "If the Mouse-deer hath done this thing wittingly, assuredly he is guilty of death."
Once upon a time the Mouse-deer, accompanied by many other animals, went on a fishing expedition.Children of Borneo
Edwin Herbert Gomes
- another name for chevrotain
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