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shrewmouse

[shroo-mous] /ˈʃruˌmaʊs/
noun, plural shrewmice.
1.
a shrew.
Origin of shrewmouse
1565-1575
1565-75; shrew2 + mouse
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  • 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 (pl) -mice
1.
another name for the shrew, esp the common shrew
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