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  • n. Plural form of fieldmouse.

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Examples

  • He says that science has progressively removed the justification for religion – believers are like fieldmice retreating before a combine harvester, into an ever-smaller patch of wheat.

    These ignorant atheist scientists keep missing the point

  • So, wile you think of a nice parting quip to end this post, I'll think about genre and sub-genre and why vampires are more often depicted as love interest than, say, fieldmice. var doubleclick_ad_params = 'wg=2;wa=48;wc=AU;wi=18th;wi=century;wi=literature;wi=andromeda;wi=spaceways;wi=inflight;wi=magazine;wi=angel;wi=arthurian;wi=legends;jid=7007632;!

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  • Personally, i'd read a story that treated vampires as fieldmice, rather than love interests....

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  • So, wile you think of a nice parting quip to end this post, I'll think about genre and sub-genre and why vampires are more often depicted as love interest than, say, fieldmice.

    Even in a little thing

  • Hypothetically, if everyone were to eat vegetarian, we'd need to grow much fewer crops - so, much less habitat would be destroyed, fewer pesticides would be used, fewer fieldmice chopped, etc etc.

    Reading Michael Pollan is bad for you. Or good.

  • It gorged on New Guinea and searched out the minor islands of the East Indies as a cat searches for baby fieldmice in a nest her paw has discovered.

    Greener Than You Think

  • Then back, to surprise the otter grubbing for fresh-water mussels, the rabbits on the edge of the beechwoods foraging in the clover, and the policeman-like white owl stooping to the little fieldmice, till the moon was strong, and he took his rod apart, and went home through well-remembered gaps in the hedges.

    The Day's Work - Volume 1

  • In the fore-court, lit by the dim rays of a horn lantern, some eight or ten little fieldmice stood in a semicircle, red worsted comforters round their throats, their fore-paws thrust deep into their pockets, their feet jigging for warmth.

    The Wind in the Willows

  • Of more interest than my metal pellets are my cat and owl pellets, which are of course organic, and often contain the barely recognisable remains of small mammals such as mice and fieldmice, or of the tinier birds, Some of these pellets have been dropped in my doorway, as gifts, and some I have collected, on trawling expeditions in the forest.

    Hooting Yard

  • They perch on the branches of trees and hoot as night falls, and in the darkness they swoop upon mice and fieldmice, and in the morning they gob up pellets, and there is me, with my sack, wandering the forest at dawn, on the lookout.

    Hooting Yard

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