dormouse

[ UK /dˈɔːma‍ʊs/ ]
[ US /ˈdɔɹˌmaʊs/ ]
NOUN
  1. small furry-tailed squirrel-like Old World rodent that becomes torpid in cold weather
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How To Use dormouse In A Sentence

  • The dormouse is a shy, nocturnal creature.
  • The vole, which is not a rat, is a goodly sight, and the smooth round dormouse (or sleep-mouse, as the children call it) is a favourite gift imprisoned in an old tea-pot. John Keble's Parishes
  • The dormouse is a shy, nocturnal creature.
  • How many of our visitors do you imagine will have had any experience of roast dormouse ? CASCADES - THE DAY OF THE DEAD
  • That maidenlike friend of yours has taken possession of my bed, after your mother's routing me up as if I had been a stoat or a dormouse. The Buccaneer A Tale
  • Ok, read me the story about the dormouse now.
  • But the dormouse went fussing about anyway, straightening and re-arranging.
  • The dormouse in Britain may face extinction if ancient woodland continues to disappear.
  • There is something of the dormouse in him still," said the dark-haired woman. STARDUST
  • The decline of the dormouse has mirrored the loss of ancient forests.
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