“You become a lemming in a big scary world,” says Zbitnoff of making the transition.
The lemming and the musk ox found a home, and the wild horse pranced about unrestrained by the hand of man.
Within three days Asgard the Beautiful was left to the lemming and the raven.
Animal life on land was scanty; some few reindeer were seen, a mountain fox was killed, and a lemming caught.
No conceivable advantage to the lemming is known to have ever resulted from these long and arduous marches.
A new theory has been broached to explain the migrations of the Norway lemming, a variety of field mouse.
Mr. lemming moved over to one side of the room as if to say, "You may go out if you like."
Little White Fox knew who he was right away, for he had heard his mother speak of the lemming family.
He turned and looked at Mr. lemming, which meant, "You won't bite my heels, will you?"
It is evident that such animals as the lapp, lemming, musk-ox, or reindeer must push southward on the approach of winter.
small arctic rodent, c.1600, from Norwegian lemming, from Old Norse lomundr "lemming." Perhaps from Lapp luomek. Figurative sense (in reference to their mass migrations that sometimes end in plunges into the sea) is from 1958.