red squirrel

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n red squirrel common reddish-brown squirrel of Europe and parts of Asia
    • n red squirrel of northern United States and Canada
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Red squirrel (Zoöl) the chickaree.
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Usage

In literature:

The first day he shot a red squirrel.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, July 1878, No. 9" by Various
Mister Red-squirrel, we'll 'give you a few,' as Jared used to say.
"The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, May 1844" by Various
The next day he killed a red squirrel.
"The Indian Fairy Book" by Cornelius Mathews
A red squirrel in a tree overhead, that had been observing all these doings with round-eyed wonder, began to chatter and scold.
"Pathfinder" by Alan Douglas
Red squirrels and white footed mice must be looked after with great care in our hybridized trees.
"Northern Nut Growers Association, Report of the Proceedings at the Third Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
He saw the Squirrels eating and storing up the sweet red russula.
"Woodland Tales" by Ernest Seton-Thompson
Virginia saw where a marten and a squirrel had come to death grips in the snow: the tracks and an ominous red stain told the story plainly.
"The Snowshoe Trail" by Edison Marshall
A chattering red squirrel sat up on a tree limb to scold him.
"The Escape of Mr. Trimm" by Irvin S. Cobb
At this moment L'Olonnois saw, through the open door, a red squirrel which scampered up a tree.
"The Lady and the Pirate" by Emerson Hough
All the red squirrels were in front, next came the gray squirrels, then the chipmunks.
"Thirty Indian Legends" by Margaret Bemister
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In poetry:

The squirrel leaves her dusty house
And in the boughs makes fearless gambol,
And, falling down in fire-drops, red,
The fruit is shed from every bramble.
"The Lanawn Shee" by Francis Ledwidge
First it is a squirrel, then it is a dove,
Then a red fox feather-soft and footed like a dream;
All the woodland fools me, promising my love;
I think I hear her talking--'tis but the running stream.
"Broken Tryst" by Richard Le Gallienne
He remained a City clerk Doubled on a great high stool,
Totting up, from dawn to dark, Figures, figures, figures, figures,
Red ink, black ink, double rule, Tot-tot-totting with his pen, Up and down and round again —
Curious Old Grey Squirrel.
"The Escape of the Old Grey Squirrel" by Alfred Noyes

In news:

Chippy the red squirrel.
Notable deaths in arts, A to M. Why female red squirrels aren't choosy about their mates.
While driving near his home in Lake Ridge, Virginia, David Moreau spotted this Red-shouldered Hawk eating a squirrel.
While driving near his home in Lake Ridge, Virginia, David Moreau spotted this Red- shouldered Hawk eating a squirrel.
Whenever New Glarus Brewing is mentioned, my mind quickly skips over the spotted cows and fat squirrels to cherries -- specifically, the tart cherry flavor of Wisconsin Belgian Red.
A study finds Jersey 's red squirrel population is not severely inbred.
OGONNELLOE, IRELAND — The woods surrounding Tinarana House, in County Clare, are home to pheasant and grouse and deer with fawns and red squirrels overhead.
He sees all kinds of squirrels — gray, red and even flying squirrels , which don't really fly but have a flap of.
He sees all kinds of squirrels -- gray, red and even flying squirrels , which don't really fly but have a flap.
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