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mouse deer

noun
Origin of mouse deer
1830-1840
1830-40
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  • So the mouse-deer, chuckling to himself, bandaged his ankles, and made them fast to the floor of the hut.

    Children of Borneo Edwin Herbert Gomes
  • Once upon a time the mouse-deer, accompanied by many other animals, went on a fishing expedition.

    Children of Borneo Edwin Herbert Gomes
  • With shouts of triumph they fell upon the Giant and killed him, and praised the mouse-deer for his cleverness in securing him.

    Children of Borneo Edwin Herbert Gomes
  • When his companions had gone away the next morning, the mouse-deer tied a bandage round his forehead and lay down.

    Children of Borneo Edwin Herbert Gomes
  • So the mouse-deer bandaged his legs and made them secure, so that the Giant was quite unable to move.

    Children of Borneo Edwin Herbert Gomes
  • The Pig jumped into the pit, and the mouse-deer got on his back, but he found he was not high enough to enable him to leap out.

    Children of Borneo Edwin Herbert Gomes
  • "I cannot," said the mouse-deer, "because the King has asked me to watch his gong," pointing to the bees' nest.

    Children of Borneo Edwin Herbert Gomes
  • The Deer and the Pig were very angry at being tricked in this way by such a small animal as the mouse-deer.

    Children of Borneo Edwin Herbert Gomes
  • The mouse-deer replied, "Assuredly it was, but I crave pardon for doing so."

  • The mouse-deer saw them coming, and climbed up a tree from the bough of which a large beehive was hanging.

    Children of Borneo Edwin Herbert Gomes
British Dictionary definitions for mouse-deer

mouse deer

noun
1.
another name for chevrotain
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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