squirrel

Part of speech: noun

A slender rodent, with a long bushy tail.

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Usage examples "squirrel":

  1. This one, with a knotted handkerchief in his hand, walks round the outside of the ring for a while, and then, dropping the handkerchief behind one of the players, runs off crying- Hunt the squirrel through the wood. - "What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes", Dorothy Canfield Fisher.
  2. Yes; but you don't suppose that a boar will allow himself to be killed as easily as a squirrel. - "Le Morvan, [A District of France,] Its Wild Sports, Vineyards and Forests; with Legends, Antiquities, Rural and Local Sketches", Henri de Crignelle.
  3. She sat watching for another minute in perfect stillness, afraid of startling by the slightest movement the squirrel or rabbit or creature of some kind which she expected to see. - "The Cuckoo Clock", Mrs. Molesworth.