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noun (pl) -mice
any nocturnal mouse of the genus Apodemus, inhabiting woods, fields, and gardens of the Old World: family Muridae. They have yellowish-brown fur and feed on fruit, vegetables, seeds, etc
a former name for vole1
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  • Both mice and rats are common, the former precisely resembling in appearance the English fieldmouse.

  • Not a sound broke the silence, for the sea-gulls had vanished with the sunshine, and not even a fieldmouse stirred in the bracken.

    A Fortunate Term Angela Brazil
  • I had to pull up with fieldmouse, and couldn't get her to going again.

    Old Man Curry Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
  • You are as demure as a fieldmouse, but I know those big eyes of yours have taken our measures by this time.

    A Princess in Calico Edith Ferguson Black
  • Tommelise was obliged to sit down and spin; and the fieldmouse hired six spiders to spin and weave both night and day.

    Wonderful Stories for Children Hans Christian Andersen
  • "'At fieldmouse is sutny a goin' fool when 'ey bet stable money on huh," said he.

    Old Man Curry Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
  • The fieldmouse money was beginning to pour into the ring, and the block men were busy with their erasers.

    Old Man Curry Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan

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