Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a shrew (mouselike mammal) or some aspect of one.
  • adj. Resembling a shrew (ill-tempered woman) or some aspect of one; shrewish.

Etymologies

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shrew +‎ -like

Examples

  • When the dinosaurs died, the world went over to these little scuttling shrewlike creatures who could survive a nuclear winter and inherit what remained.

    Camelot Now

  • Her graceful neck rises higher than the trees, like a giraffe in slow motion, her liquid eyes staring curiously, then dismissively, at the gaping humans; she returns to her grazing as if these late-model mammals were no more worthy of note than their scruffy shrewlike ancestors, with whom she shared the Earth 130 million years ago.

    Here Come The Dnasaurs

  • For years, the mammals living in the era of dinosaurs have been thought of as tiny shrewlike creatures scurrying through the underbrush.

    Controversies in Evolution: 'Jurassic beaver' unearthed in China - The Panda's Thumb

  • On Cuba, three species of rodent and two species of nesophont primitive shrewlike insectivores unique to the Caribbean have disappeared.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Unlike the S'van, their furry, shrewlike faces could not be disguised.

    A Call to Arms

  • Recent analysis of shrewlike fossil pushes mammalian evolution forward millions of years.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

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