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OTHER WORDS FROM shrewshrewlike, adjective
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Next were short-tailed shrews, with reddish teeth and venomous saliva.How to hunt for star-nosed moles (and their holes)|Kenneth Catania|September 15, 2020|Popular Science
That’s because all chicks are entirely dependent on the parents for food, and food, in this case, is usually a small rodent, like a vole or a shrew, that can’t be easily split.Barn owlets share food with their younger siblings in exchange for grooming|Pratik Pawar|June 16, 2020|Science News
What gives tree shrews their drinking superpower, however, remains a mystery.Why elephants and armadillos might easily get drunk|Susan Milius|June 4, 2020|Science News For Students
Read another way, she is a horrible mother, an uptight snob, and a bit of a shrew.Colm Toibin Describes The Creation Of His Quiet Masterpiece ‘Nora Webster’|Jennie Yabroff|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All the parts for women are awful, and chauvinistic and they have to play a shrew.The Sex Scenes in ‘The Spectacular Now’ Are Awkward, Honest, and All Too Real|Anna Klassen|August 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Her popularity is up, her guard is down, and her image as a shrew is a relic of the past.How Hillary Clinton Got Hot After Years of Being Stuck With a Cold Image|Howard Kurtz|April 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
That's especially evident in the sequence with an elephant shrew in Africa.
Saying this, the shrew pointed to a confused form, hidden under a long white veil that trailed on the floor.
Then, the masked shrew—for so we humans have named this escape from Lilliput—flashed out into the open.
This flexible muzzle he twisted here and there, sniffing uncertainly, for the shrew has but little sense of smell.
His head angled into a long whiskered snout, so pointed that from above the shrew looked like a big pen.
Confident in the fighting ability of his family, he had yet to learn that odds are nothing to a shrew.