Flying-squirrel

Definitions

  • Flying Squirrel and Lightning Bow
    Flying Squirrel and Lightning Bow
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Flying-squirrel a name given to two genera of squirrels, which have a fold of skin between the fore and hind legs, by means of which they can take great leaps in the air
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. fléogan, pa.t. fleáh; Ger. fliegen.

Usage

In literature:

The third group Timmy the Flying Squirrel has all to himself.
"The Burgess Animal Book for Children" by Thornton W. Burgess
He spends his nights, not in social dissipation, but in gathering in rats, mice, flying-squirrels, and also birds.
"Summer in a Garden, and Calvin, A Study Of Character" by Charles Dudley Warner
With them too was Buttergah, a daughter of the Buggoo or flying squirrel tribe.
"Australian Legendary Tales" by K. Langloh Parker
It was Timmy the Flying Squirrel.
"Whitefoot the Wood Mouse" by Thornton W. Burgess
Scott Briggam has got some little flying squirrels.
"The Real Diary of a Real Boy" by Henry A. Shute
Some Specimens of Animals from New South Wales; description of The spotted Opossum; Vulpine Opossum; Norfolk Island Flying-Squirrel.
"The Voyage Of Governor Phillip To Botany Bay" by Arthur Phillip
He asked his cousins if it was not a flying squirrel.
"The Summer Holidays" by Amerel
I saw but two flying squirrels and know not to which species of Petaurista they are to be referred.
"Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by George Grey
Sammy saw Bobby Gray Squirrel and told him to ask all the gray squirrels to come and see him fly.
"Bunny Rabbit's Diary" by Mary Frances Blaisdell
Just then, along came a flying-squirrel.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, September 1878, No. 11" by Various
The Flying Squirrels next engage our attention.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale
These night-travellers number among their lot bats, flying squirrels, leopards, and prowling snakes.
"The Human Side of Animals" by Royal Dixon
Flying Squirrel, with a parachute of skin, able to swoop from tree to tree, but not to fly.
"The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by J. Arthur Thomson
In the woods the flying squirrels often turn him out of doors and furnish his chamber cavity to suit themselves.
"The Wit of a Duck and Other Papers" by John Burroughs
Many of our warriors would have turned back to their own lands; the Flying Squirrel said it was not cowardice to do so.
"Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by James Athearn Jones
Thus was the flying squirrel made.
"Two Indian Children of Long Ago" by Frances Taylor
I tell you I can fly up it like a squirrel.
"Pretty Michal" by Mór Jókai
The squirrel took a flying leap, and alighted on Toto's shoulder.
"The Joyous Story of Toto" by Laura E. Richards
Andy, who had seen Jud pick the heads off squirrels and grouse and shoot flying geese, knew that Jud killed whatever he shot at.
"Swamp Cat" by James Arthur Kjelgaard
In habits these rodents appear to be very similar to the true flying-squirrels.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 5" by Various
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In poetry:

The cricket chirps all day,
"O, fairest summer, stay!"
The squirrel eyes askance the chestnuts browning;
The wild-fowl fly afar
Above the foamy bar
And hasten southward ere the skies are frowning.
"September" by George Arnold

In news:

Flying Squirrel stock soars after double gold .
Olympic wrestler nicknamed ' Flying Squirrel '.
Flying Squirrel stock soars after double gold.
Has a tiny Flying Squirrel with a wonderful smile just achieved the impossible and saved the Olympics from the shameful badminton scandal.
' Flying Squirrel ' finds gold medal.
' Flying Squirrel ' Soars, Heads for London Games.
Ellis Coleman talks about completing "The Flying Squirrel " during Greco-Roman Junior World Championships.
Dominique Dawes dislikes ' Flying Squirrel '.
Olympic wrestler nicknamed 'Flying Squirrel'.
Flying Squirrel stock soars after double gold.
'Flying Squirrel' finds gold medal.
'Flying Squirrel' Soars, Heads for London Games.
Ellis Coleman talks about completing "The Flying Squirrel" during Greco-Roman Junior World Championships.
So, of course, the Richmond Flying Squirrels' clever vice president/COO has reached out to representatives of Olympic gymnastics gold medalist Gabby Douglas.
Her nickname is "The Flying Squirrel," and Parnell would love to have Douglas as a guest of honor at The Diamond.
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