from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A common squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) of eastern North America, having grayish or blackish fur.
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- n. Sciurus griseus, a species of squirrel, found along the western coast of the United States and Canada, the eastern gray squirrel.
- n. Sciurus carolinensis, a species of squirrel, found in the eastern and midwestern United States and Canada, and western Europe, western gray squirrel.
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In the hickory-woods the gray squirrel leaped from tree to tree, hunting for, and storing away for winter's use, his store of nuts and acorns, or running along the rail-fence to find a hiding-place when frightened from his thieving in the cornfields.