from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The dunlin or purre, Tringa alpina, a sandpiper. Also sea-mouse.
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Next to the hedgehog I will mention as a curiosity the shrew or sand-mouse, which, in spite of its name, is no mouse at all, but has the honor, if honor it be, of being the smallest animal known of the class Mammalia.