Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having white feet: as. the white-footed hapalote, Hapalotis albipes, of New South Wales.

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Examples

  • So we started pulling that out, and finally found just a single white-footed mouse cowering in the extreme rear of the boat.

    Mice, Revisited

  • Mammals of the region include the white-footed mouse, gray squirrel, eastern chipmunk, raccoon, porcupine, gray fox, bobcat, white-tailed deer and black bear.

    Eastern Temperate Forests ecoregion (CEC)

  • A decade ago, severe drought in the southwest reduced predator populations, leading to an explosion of white-footed mice, which carry Hantavirus, leading to a then-unprecedented breakout of that disease in the Four Corners region.

    Jeff Schweitzer: Transition Topic V: Free Lunch, Climate Change and Human Health

  • Up I jumped, sprang from the elevated station which constituted our orchestra, and, arranging my ideas as rapidly as I could, advanced to the head of the room, and, instead of offering my hand to the white-footed

    Redgauntlet

  • What, ho! goddess-born — son of the white-footed Thetis! —

    Count Robert of Paris

  • These white-footed mice Peromyscus leucopus, probably.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • Raccoons, eastern red fox, eastern cottontail rabbits, mink and white-footed mice are plentiful at the north end of the island.

    Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Rhode Island

  • The results showed that, during the short days of winter, white-footed mice had impaired spatial memory? the mental map that helps them remember important places in their environment.

    Some Humor

  • Although their name suggests that they may be specialized to feed on deer, according to this source, the larvae of this tick feed on a wide variety of mammals and birds, primarily on white-footed mice Peromyscus leucopus.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • At least now we know sloe pits make good bait for white-footed deer mice.

    grouse Diary Entry

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