rock squirrel

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rock squirrel large grey ground squirrel of rocky areas of the southwestern United States
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Usage

In literature:

He could see the rock-squirrels scampering to their holes.
"The Rainbow Trail" by Zane Grey
Erick was a good climber; without any trouble he swung himself down over the steepest hillsides, and jumped up the high rocks like a squirrel.
"Erick and Sally" by Johanna Spyri
The creek gurgled and spattered among its rocks, without the note of a bird or the chirp of a squirrel to interrupt its monotony.
"The Wolf Hunters" by James Oliver Curwood
I saw the rock squirrels scampering to their holes.
"Tales of lonely trails" by Zane Grey
The brown ground squirrel (chipawiki), which lives among rocks and seldom ascends trees, is thought to become a serpent.
"Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Carl Lumholtz
But he is a Rock Squirrel, and I am a Ground Squirrel which is altogether different.
"Mother West Wind "Where" Stories" by Thornton W. Burgess
He was outside, clinging to the rock on high like a squirrel to a tree.
"The Delight Makers" by Adolf Bandelier
Rock squirrels darted here and there, and tiny cactus flowers opened their sleepy eyes and poured out fragrance.
"I Married a Ranger" by Dama Margaret Smith
A ground squirrel ran into a pile of rocks.
"The Bishop of Cottontown" by John Trotwood Moore
Maybe I shall not want to climb trees then, nor scramble over rocks, nor chase the squirrels, and pelt them with nuts.
"A Little Girl in Old Quebec" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Didn't you see that squirrel shucking a hazel nut on that rock there, just afore we came in?
"Shadows of Shasta" by Joaquin Miller
Thou didst choke the river with rocks; thou didst crush the Squirrel with thy foot.
"Seven Little People and their Friends" by Horace Elisha Scudder
I learned from Muir the gentle art of sleeping on a rock, curled like a squirrel around a boulder.
"Alaska Days with John Muir" by Samual Hall Young
The rock squirrel ranges throughout the Park in all habitats.
"Mammals of Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado" by Sydney Anderson
Late one afternoon several years ago while out hunting grey squirrel at Swamp Mortar Rock with Wm.
"Fox Trapping" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
I spent hours sitting upon the rocks feeding the friendly squirrels, or tramping in the leaf-mouldy tangle.
"My Actor-Husband" by Anonymous
They can cling to the rocks like squirrels or cats.
"The Lost Mountain" by Mayne Reid
Rock and ground squirrels and the Colorado chipmunk are present in great numbers.
"Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado" by Anonymous
The Sou-Sou hangs across a rock, head down, like a shot squirrel.
"The Slayer Of souls" by Robert Chambers
Professor Zepplin's pony whirled on its haunches, then began climbing the rocks, with the agility of a squirrel.
"The Pony Rider Boys in the Alkali" by Frank Gee Patchin
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In news:

Rock critic, author and Squirrel Hill native Gary Graff will be inducted tonight into the Allderdice High School Hall of Fame.
But before there were hard-edged acts like Kinghorse, Squirrel Bait and Slint, there were the original Louisville Punk bands: groups like The Blinders, The Endtables and The Babylon Dance Band rocked the River City.
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