Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A mouse that habitually lives in the woods.

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Examples

  • The rabbits vanished at his approach, while a tiny wood-mouse which had stolen up, fled with a squeak of panic.

    Followers of the Trail

  • His thoughts ran on the old legend of the field-vole who mated with a wood-mouse of high degree, and whose descendants to this day bear the marks of their noble origin.

    "Wee Tim'rous Beasties" Studies of Animal life and Character

  • He had lived in that two months, next door to the wood-mouse, and from him he may have learnt something of the art of nest-building.

    "Wee Tim'rous Beasties" Studies of Animal life and Character

  • Nor could he cover the ground with the easy swinging jump that makes one suspect relationship between the red vole and the wood-mouse.

    "Wee Tim'rous Beasties" Studies of Animal life and Character

  • The long-tailed wood-mouse -- a handsome fellow this, with great black liquid eyes, and weasel colouring; the harvest-mouse, that Liliputian rustic to whose deft fingers all good mouse-nests are indiscriminately assigned; the freaks, white, black, and nondescript; and, finally, the great brown rats.

    "Wee Tim'rous Beasties" Studies of Animal life and Character

  • The dormouse came from halfway up the hazel, and the wood-mouse came from its roots.

    "Wee Tim'rous Beasties" Studies of Animal life and Character

  • Many of its old trees have been cut down, yet some remain to make a pleasant shade, and some curious wild animals are found in its woodlands, which are very plentiful; there is the dull-coloured wood-mouse, which often escapes notice amongst the herbage; the lively, more conspicuous white-footed species; and especially the jumping mouse, the briskest and most amusing of all.

    Chatterbox, 1905.

  • It sheltered the birds, and it took the wind's kisses gladly, and it caught the snows in the wrinkles and twists of its boughs; and the squirrel nested in it, and the wood-mouse nibbled at it; and its life sufficed it, answering its desires.

    Drolls From Shadowland

  • Well, anyway, as soon as the little rabbit had paid the little wood-mouse five carrot cents, he hopped home to tell his mother that Uncle John Hare was coming over to supper.

    Little Jack Rabbit and the Squirrel Brothers

  • "What number do you want?" asked the telephone girl who was a little wood-mouse.

    Little Jack Rabbit and the Squirrel Brothers

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