Usage examples for rodent

  1. At first thought this conduct may look like a matter of calculation and forethought, but it is doubtless the result of an instinct that has been developed in the tribe by the struggle for existence, and with any given rodent is quite independent of experience. – Ways of Nature by John Burroughs
  2. As he traveled he hunted as he had hunted with his ape people in the past, as Kala had taught him to hunt, turning over rotted logs to find some toothsome vermin, running high into the trees to rob a bird's nest, or pouncing upon a tiny rodent with the quickness of a cat. – The Return of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  3. Jack and Terence, who had landed with their fowling- pieces, were fortunate in shooting a capybora, a rodent animal as large as a middling- sized pig. – The Three Lieutenants by W.H.G. Kingston
  4. First, then, there were animals of the rodent kind. – Popular Adventure Tales by Mayne Reid
  5. He will hardly be out before March, and then, like his big brother rodent the woodchuck, and other winter sleepers, his fancy will quickly " turn to thoughts of love." – The Wit of a Duck and Other Papers by John Burroughs
  6. He took a biscuit out of his knapsack and began nibbling it, as became a true rodent. – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
  7. The three are all " rodent" animals, and the capivara is the largest " rodent" that is known. – Popular Adventure Tales by Mayne Reid
  8. Alerted by the small splash of their coming, the rodent decided to take better cover. – The Flying Stingaree by Harold Leland Goodwin
  9. They are described as combining the head and claws of a bear with the teeth of a rodent and the general characters of an ungulate. – The Story of Evolution by Joseph McCabe
  10. In the more barren places with only occasional spears of grass in the plain another species of rodent lives, called imouran, about the size of a squirrel. – Beasts, Men and Gods by Ferdinand Ossendowski
  11. It is a rodent, or gnawing animal. – Afar in the Forest by W.H.G. Kingston
  12. No one, even though he be most ignorant of comparative anatomy, could mistake the rat or rabbit- like skull of a rodent for that of any other creature. – Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon by Robert A. Sterndale
  13. The lagomys, a species of rodent that does not occur in Sweden, of the size of a large rat, is remarkable for the care with which in summer it collects great stores for the winter. – The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II by A.E. Nordenskieold
  14. Hurrying to the other end of the room, he reached into a large flat metal cage and brought forth three small rodent like animals, natives of that world. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930 by Various
  15. Once he heard shouting and a group ran across his path, chasing a small rodent. – Victory by Lester del Rey
  16. Scientifically he is known as Arctomys monax, being a rodent and classed with the marmots, very close relatives of the squirrels. – Old Plymouth Trails by Winthrop Packard
  17. Mostly they stayed away from him, avoiding the strange being that had invaded their underground realm, but he could see them hiding in corners and scurrying along the sides of the tunnels, going about their unfathomable rodent business. – Anything You Can Do ... by Gordon Randall Garrett
  18. The building is rodent proof, and, because of its wide, projecting roof and the fact that it sets off the earth, it is practically moisture proof. – The Bontoc Igorot by Albert Ernest Jenks
  19. 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 by Donald Ferguson