from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The shrew or shrew-mouse, Sorex araneus.
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- noun (Zoöl.), Scot. The erd shrew.
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- noun A
shrew(in the sense of the mouselike animal).
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[(\223I) 22 (arose from the bank superior to the ty) 29 (ranny) 29 (of nature, and)] TJ
I had published some account of the tour I had made, in several letters; in which toy chief design was, to expose both popery and ty* ranny.
Never imputing the increase of their receipts, revenue, and plenty, to the wisdom, virtue, and merit of the crown; but objecdng every small imposition to the exorbitancy and ty - ranny of the government.
About the middle of the fiftk century, when Europe exhibited one continued fcene of violence and blood Ihed, a hatred of ty - ranny and a love of liberty prompted the Vcncti, and fomc few of their neighbours, to feek an aff - lum from the fury of Aitila, among the litde iilands and marihes at the bottom of the Adrim - tic gulph.
Yet we have reafon to inlift, that incorpo - rating eftablifliments, even when the executive part of government is in the hands of the wifeft and beft prince on earth, teems with impofition, with ty - ranny, with popery!
A review of ecclesiastical establishments in Europe : containing their history ... : and an essay tending to shew both the political and moral necessity of abolishing exclusive establishments, with answers to some principal objections
How oftea vdoes it happen that thofe who by infiaming the minds of the people have rifen to thofe places of which they difpoifeft their opponents, have not only purfued the fame courfe of political condu£b which they before fo violently cenfilfed, but have even exerclfed the greatefl: injuftice and ty - ranny.
The pretexts arc always found in fome fpecious appearance of a real good* You would not fecure men from ty - ranny and fedition, by rooting out of the mind the principles to which Jthcfe fraudulent pretexts apply?
D. Ui%, of pity, of reafon, perhaps of fear; and his edicl of liberty of confcience inftantly revealed the ty - ranny and w. eaknefs of the Jefuits.
The Cauls forced to polytheifm, more by the Roman ty - ranny, than any vain imitation of their neighbours, ib.
During their ad - miniftration, ambafiadors came to Rome, both from the Jews and Samaritans, to accufe Archelaus, to whom Au - guftug had given the half of his father Herod's kingdom, under the name of ethnarchy, of mal-adminiftration, ty - ranny, arid opprefCon.