Neosorex palustris
Water shrew Wa"ter shrew` (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of shrews having fringed feet and capable of swimming actively. The two common European species ({Crossopus fodiens}, and {Crossopus ciliatus}) are the best known. The most common American water shrew, or marsh shrew ({Neosorex palustris}), is rarely seen, owing to its nocturnal habits. [1913 Webster]

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  • Neosorex palustris — Shrew Shrew, n. [See {Shrew}, a.] 1. Originally, a brawling, turbulent, vexatious person of either sex, but now restricted in use to females; a brawler; a scold. [1913 Webster] A man . . . grudgeth that shrews [i. e., bad men] have prosperity, or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blarina brevicauda — Shrew Shrew, n. [See {Shrew}, a.] 1. Originally, a brawling, turbulent, vexatious person of either sex, but now restricted in use to females; a brawler; a scold. [1913 Webster] A man . . . grudgeth that shrews [i. e., bad men] have prosperity, or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crocidura araneus — Shrew Shrew, n. [See {Shrew}, a.] 1. Originally, a brawling, turbulent, vexatious person of either sex, but now restricted in use to females; a brawler; a scold. [1913 Webster] A man . . . grudgeth that shrews [i. e., bad men] have prosperity, or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crossopus ciliatus — Water shrew Wa ter shrew (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of shrews having fringed feet and capable of swimming actively. The two common European species ({Crossopus fodiens}, and {Crossopus ciliatus}) are the best known. The most common… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crossopus fodiens — Shrew Shrew, n. [See {Shrew}, a.] 1. Originally, a brawling, turbulent, vexatious person of either sex, but now restricted in use to females; a brawler; a scold. [1913 Webster] A man . . . grudgeth that shrews [i. e., bad men] have prosperity, or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crossopus fodiens — Water shrew Wa ter shrew (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of shrews having fringed feet and capable of swimming actively. The two common European species ({Crossopus fodiens}, and {Crossopus ciliatus}) are the best known. The most common… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Earth shrew — Shrew Shrew, n. [See {Shrew}, a.] 1. Originally, a brawling, turbulent, vexatious person of either sex, but now restricted in use to females; a brawler; a scold. [1913 Webster] A man . . . grudgeth that shrews [i. e., bad men] have prosperity, or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Elephant shrew — Shrew Shrew, n. [See {Shrew}, a.] 1. Originally, a brawling, turbulent, vexatious person of either sex, but now restricted in use to females; a brawler; a scold. [1913 Webster] A man . . . grudgeth that shrews [i. e., bad men] have prosperity, or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jumping shrew — Shrew Shrew, n. [See {Shrew}, a.] 1. Originally, a brawling, turbulent, vexatious person of either sex, but now restricted in use to females; a brawler; a scold. [1913 Webster] A man . . . grudgeth that shrews [i. e., bad men] have prosperity, or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mole shrew — Shrew Shrew, n. [See {Shrew}, a.] 1. Originally, a brawling, turbulent, vexatious person of either sex, but now restricted in use to females; a brawler; a scold. [1913 Webster] A man . . . grudgeth that shrews [i. e., bad men] have prosperity, or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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