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little brown bat

noun
1.
See under brown bat.

brown bat

noun
1.
any of several small to medium-sized common bats of the genera Myotis and Eptesicus, found worldwide in caves, trees, and buildings, including M. lucifugus (little brown bat) and E. fuscus (big brown bat) a widespread North American species.
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  • The skin of the little brown bat did not comfort the Fire Eater in his fallen state.

    The Way of an Indian Frederic Remington
  • Then he looked all around for his little brown bat, which was no more to be seen.

    The Way of an Indian Frederic Remington
  • You do not speak the truth—you have no little brown bat from God.

    The Way of an Indian Frederic Remington
  • The little brown bat will be very brave in the time to come.

    The Way of an Indian Frederic Remington
  • He thanked the little brown bat when it reminded him of his savior.

    The Way of an Indian Frederic Remington
  • One of these is the little brown bat, one of the smallest members of the family and found all over the country.

  • He is a little chap, smaller than little brown bat, and his ears are half as long his head and body together.

  • White Otter had skinned and dried and tanned the skin of the little brown bat, and covered it with gaudy porcupine decorations.

    The Way of an Indian Frederic Remington
  • People in the camp were beginning to say "the little brown bat boy" as he passed them by.

    The Way of an Indian Frederic Remington
  • "Go now; your time has come," said the little brown bat on White Otter's scalp-lock.

    The Way of an Indian Frederic Remington

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