shrew

  1. a scolding nagging bad-tempered woman
  2. small mouselike mammal with a long snout; related to moles

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Shrew

A shrew or shrew mouse (family Soricidae) is a small mole-like mammal classified in the order Soricomorpha. True shrews are also not to be confused with West Indies shrews, treeshrews, otter shrews, or elephant shrews, which belong to different families or orders. Although its external appearance is generally that of a long-nosed mouse, a shrew is...
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Shrew

• (a.) Wicked; malicious. • (a.) To beshrew; to curse. • (a.) Originally, a brawling, turbulent, vexatious person of either sex, but now restricted in use to females; a brawler; a scold. • (a.) Any small insectivore of the genus Sorex and several allied genera of the family Sorecidae. In form and color they resemble mice, but th...
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shrew

1. Originally, a brawling, turbulent, vexatious person of either sex, but now restricted in use to females; a brawler; a scold. 'A man . . . Grudgeth that shrews [i. E, bad men] have prosperity, or else that good men have adversity.' (Chaucer) 'A man had got a shrew to his wife, and there could be no quiet in the house for her.' (L'Estrange) ... 2....
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shrew

shrewmouse noun small mouselike mammal with a long snout; related to moles
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Shrew

[archetype] In the English language, the word shrew is used to describe a woman given to violent, scolding, particularly nagging treatment, as in Shakespeare`s play The Taming of the Shrew. The animals of the same name were believed historically to behave aggressively and with cruelty, and to have a venomous bite; the term `shrew` was then ...
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Shrew

Shrew adjective [ Middle English shrewe , schrewe . Confer Shrewd .] Wicked; malicious. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
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Shrew

Shrew noun [ See Shrew , adjective ] 1. Originally, a brawling, turbulent, vexatious person of either sex, but now restricted in use to females; a brawler; a scold. « A man . . . grudgeth that shrews [ i. e., bad men] have prosperity, or else that goo...
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Shrew

Shrew transitive verb [ See Shrew , adjective , and confer Beshrew .] To beshrew; to curse. [ Obsolete] 'I shrew myself.' Chaucer.
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shrew

any of more than 341 species of insectivores having a mobile snout that is covered with long, sensitive whiskers and overhangs the lower lip. Their ... [5 related articles]
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shrew

Insectivorous mammal of the family Soricidae, order Insectivora, found in the Americas and Eurasia. It is mouselike, but with a long nose and pointed teeth. Its high metabolic rate means that it must eat almost constantly. The common shrew Sorex araneus is about 7.5 cm/3 in long with a long, supple, pointed snout bearing nume...
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shrew

shrew 1. A small mouse-like mammal with a long snout; related to moles. 2. A small nocturnal animal that resembles a mouse but is an insectivore, with velvety fur, a long pointed snout, and small eyes and ears. Found worldwide, except New Guinea, Australia, and New Zealand. 3. An offensive term for a woman who is regarded as quarrelsome, nagging...
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Shrew

Shrew is a term applied to a scolding, nagging, bad-tempered woman. Shrews were traditionally punished in Britain under law, with punishments including the ducking stool.
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shrew

shrew, common name for the small, insectivorous mammals of the family Soricidae, related to the moles. Shrews include the smallest mammals; the smallest shrews are under 2 in. (5.1 cm) long, excluding the tail, and the largest are about 6 in. (15 cm) long. Light-boned and fragile, shrews have mousel...
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Shrew

The shrew are several insectivorous mammals of the family Soricidae. The common shrew (Sorex araneus) is about 75 mm long, excluding the tail which is about 35 mm long. The animal has a bilobed snout which extends far beyond the mouth, and is well furnished with whiskers. The coat is of a soft, silky fur, dark on the upper part, paling to a dirty y...
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shrew

[n] - a scolding nagging bad-tempered woman 2. [n] - small mouselike mammal with a long snout
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