Field-mice sentence example

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  • Hares, rabbits, field-mice, waterrats, rats, squirrels, moles, game-birds, pigeons, and small birds, form the chief food of the wild cat.
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  • It is true indeed that in zoological nomenclature some of these are distinguished as "voles," but this is not in accord with popular usage, where such creatures - come under the designation either of water-rats or field-mice.
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  • Fleming, author of a work on British animals) for the water-rat and those species of field-mice which have cheek-teeth of the same general type.
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  • In some South American field mice and the Scandinavian wood lemming, XY females are commonplace.
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  • A singular menace to agriculture in Nevada was the plague in1907-1908of Carson field mice.
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  • It is true indeed that in zoological nomenclature some of these are distinguished as "voles" (see VOLE), but this is not in accord with popular usage, where such creatures - come under the designation either of water-rats or field-mice.
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  • Yet, while these are essential merits of the book, its endearing charm lies deeper, in the sweet and kindly personality of the author, who on his rambles gathers no spoil, but watches the birds and field-mice without disturbing them from their nests, and quietly plants an acorn where he thinks an oak is wanted, or sows beech-nuts in what is now a stately row.
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