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shrewmouse

[ shroo-mous ]
/ ˈʃruˌmaʊs /
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noun, plural shrew·mice.
a shrew.
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Origin of shrewmouse

First recorded in 1565–75; shrew2 + mouse
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How to use shrewmouse in a sentence

  • But he was larger than the common shrewmouse, and altogether a much handsomer animal.

  • Among others was an extremely thin little shrewmouse, dainty and devilish, with steely eyes and thin pinched lips turning inward.

    The Song of Songs|Hermann Sudermann
  • But the shrewmouse had crouched to dodge the shadow of a passing bird, and he saw him no more.

    "Wee Tim'rous Beasties"|Douglas English
  • A shrewmouse broke cover in front of him, followed by its mate.

    "Wee Tim'rous Beasties"|Douglas English

British Dictionary definitions for shrewmouse

shrewmouse
/ (ˈʃruːˌmaʊs) /

noun plural -mice
another name for the shrew, esp the common shrew
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