rodent

Part of speech: adjective

Of or like a rodent; gnawing.

Part of speech: noun

A gnawing mammal, as a rat, squirrel. beaver, etc.

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Usage examples "rodent":

  1. It advanced, baring its rodent teeth in a yellow- daggered snarl of hate. - "Anything You Can Do ...", Gordon Randall Garrett.
  2. What the blacksmith was telling related to a thrilling happening he had experienced on one occasion, when lying out in the woods watching for a certain timid little rodent to commence moving around. - "The Chums of Scranton High at Ice Hockey", Donald Ferguson.
  3. It is often necessary to take measures for the protection of young trees against the rabbit, the mole, and other rodent quadrupeds, and of older ones against the damage done by the larvae of insects hatched upon the surface or in the tissues of the bark, or even in the wood itself. - "The Earth as Modified by Human Action", George P. Marsh.