Oared shrew
Oared Oared ([=o]rd), a. 1. Furnished with oars; -- chiefly used in composition; as, a four-oared boat. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) (a) Having feet adapted for swimming. (b) Totipalmate; -- said of the feet of certain birds. See Illust. of {Aves}. [1913 Webster]

{Oared shrew} (Zo["o]l.), an aquatic European shrew ({Crossopus ciliatus}); -- called also {black water shrew}. [1913 Webster]


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  • oared shrew — noun Etymology: so called from its fringed feet : the European water shrew …   Useful english dictionary

  • Oared — ([=o]rd), a. 1. Furnished with oars; chiefly used in composition; as, a four oared boat. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Having feet adapted for swimming. (b) Totipalmate; said of the feet of certain birds. See Illust. of {Aves}. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 else… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shrew mole — 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

  • black water shrew — Oared Oared ([=o]rd), a. 1. Furnished with oars; chiefly used in composition; as, a four oared boat. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Having feet adapted for swimming. (b) Totipalmate; said of the feet of certain birds. See Illust. of {Aves}.… …   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

  • Musk 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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