shrew

Part of speech: noun

A scolding woman.

Part of speech: noun

A small mouse- like animal.

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Usage examples "shrew":

  1. He was so honest and fundamentally truthful that he refused at first to allow himself to believe that this slovenly shrew was the fragile and exquisite creature he had married. - "Half Portions", Edna Ferber.
  2. De Buffon, I know, has described the water shrew- mouse: but still I am pleased to find you have discovered it in Lincolnshire, for the reason I have given in the article on the white hare. - "The-Natural-History-of-Selborne", White, Gilbert.
  3. It was you as did for your shrew sister. - "Great Expectations", Charles Dickens.