tree shrew

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tree shrew insectivorous arboreal mammal of southeast Asia that resembles a squirrel with large eyes and long sharp snout
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Usage

In literature:

Nay, the poor shrew heard the words, and the heart misgave her in her oak-tree ribs.
"The Black Arrow a Tale of Two Roses" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Our traps contained shrews of two species, meadow voles, Asiatic white-footed mice, spiny mice, rats, squirrels, and tree shrews.
"Camps and Trails in China" by Roy Chapman Andrews and Yvette Borup Andrews
It is a little surprising that he occasionally varies his diet with fish, salamanders, tree frogs, mice, and shrews.
"Our Bird Comrades" by Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
Nay, the poor shrew heard the words, and the heart misgave her in her oak-tree ribs.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 8 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Nay, the poor shrew heard the words, and the heart misgave her in her oak-tree ribs.
"The Black Arrow" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Vagrant shrews, then as now, probably depended on hydrosere communities, while red squirrels required trees.
"Speciation of the Wandering Shrew" by James S. Findley
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In news:

Mountain tree shrews (Tupaia Montana), like this one, feed on the nectar coating the undersides of leaves of the Nepenthes lowii pitcher plant.
Tiny Tree Shrew Is World's Heaviest Drinker .
The tree shrew fossil , believed to be 125 million years old, was unearthed in China recently.
Tiny Tree Shrew Is World's Heaviest Drinker.
Tiny tree shrew can drink you under the table.
This Malaysian pen-tailed tree shrew could drink the most annoying drunken fratboys under the table.
Though some animals, such as bats and birds and of course, humans, are known to imbibe on occasion, the tree shrew s could be nature's biggest lushes.
Amazingly, though the tree shrew s drink like fish, they don't seem to get drunk.
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