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field mouse

  1. any of various short-tailed mice or voles inhabiting fields and meadows.
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Origin of field mouse

First recorded in 1570–80
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • And off she went, back to the field-mouse, who was sound asleep.

    The Olive Fairy Book


  • "Why, certainly, sir," replied the field-mouse respectfully.

  • "Well, I think not to-day, thank you," replied the field-mouse hurriedly.

  • A mole was chatting with a field-mouse about the handsome decorations.

    The Quest

    Frederik van Eeden

  • Then came the field-mouse—the cousin of the mouse at the school.

    The Quest

    Frederik van Eeden