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Shrew

a.1.Wicked; malicious.
n.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.(Zool.) Any small insectivore of the genus Sorex and several allied genera of the family Sorecidæ. In form and color they resemble mice, but they have a longer and more pointed nose. Some of them are the smallest of all mammals.
Earth shrew
any shrewlike burrowing animal of the family Centetidæ, as the tendrac.
Elephant shrew
See under Elephant, Jumping, etc.
Musk shrew
See Desman.
River shrew
an aquatic West African insectivore (Potamogale velox) resembling a weasel in form and size, but having a large flattened and crested tail adapted for rapid swimming. It feeds on fishes.
Shrew mole
a common large North American mole (Scalops aquaticus). Its fine, soft fur is gray with iridescent purple tints.
v. t.1.To beshrew; to curse.
Noun1.shrew - a scolding nagging bad-tempered woman
Synonyms: termagant
2.shrew - small mouselike mammal with a long snout; related to moles
Synonyms: shrewmouse
Chiroptera, Lagomorpha, Primates, Rodentia, Xanthippe, amazon, banshee, battle-ax, beldam, bitch, cat, common scold, crone, dragon, fishwife, fury, hag, harpy, harridan, nag, ogress, scold, she-devil, she-wolf, spitfire, termagant, tigress, virago, vixen, witch
Browse
showy sunflower
Shrag
Shragger
Shram
Shrank
Shrap
Shrapnel
Shrapnel shell
Shred
Shredcook
shredded
shredder
Shredding
Shreddy
Shredless
Shreveport
-- Shrew --
shrew mole
Shrewd
shrewdly
shrewdness
Shrewish
shrewishly
shrewishness
Shrewmouse
Shriek
Shriek owl
shrieked
Shrieker
shrieking
Shrieval
Shrievalty
Shrieve
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