Usage examples for shrew

  1. She wore no cloak or coat, but had thrown over her a short cape of scarlet cloth and shrew- mouse fur. – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  2. Likewise, he feared his wife, and particularly her mother, who was a shrew. – The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story by Various
  3. Red shrew mouse G. Bennett 1: 8 ? – Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 2 (of 2) by George Grey
  4. When we try to get a picture of one of these Hudson's Bay men gravely opening a shrew- mouse, mole, or " other small quadruped," while his chum pours in the aqua vitae or precious conversation water, we declare that science asks too much. – The New North by Agnes Deans Cameron
  5. Now Mrs. Claus is just a bit- The least bit- of a shrew. – In The Yule-Log Glow, Vol. IV (of IV) by Harrison S. Morris
  6. At the south corner of the Plestor, or area, near the church, there stood, about twenty years ago, a very old grotesque hollow pollard- ash, which for ages had been looked on with no small veneration as a shrew- ash. – The-Natural-History-of-Selborne by White, Gilbert
  7. My Lady Harrington must be strangely altered, Mowbray, before she will do that: she is a very rebellious old lady, and a most prodigious shrew; but you do her no justice, Charles, in believing she would utter such atrocious words. – The Vicar of Wrexhill by Mrs [Frances] Trollope
  8. The husbands of the shrew and of the drunkard, the men with the thorn in the flesh. – Heartbreak House by George Bernard Shaw
  9. Then, in faith, we'll re- enact a modern edition of 'The Taming of the Shrew. – Wyoming, a Story of the Outdoor West by William MacLeod Raine
  10. We ourselves possess a shrew- mouse exquisitely wrought in bronze. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  11. Another underground- dweller is the elephant shrew of South America. – The Human Side of Animals by Royal Dixon
  12. Of the many wild animals, ranging in size from the great, powerful, timid grizzly bear, now almost extinct here, whose Indian name, by the way, is Yosemite, to the tiny shrew of the lowlands, the most frequently seen are the black or brown bear, and the deer, both of which, as compared with their kind in neighborhoods where hunting is permitted, are unterrified if not friendly. – The Book of the National Parks by Robert Sterling Yard
  13. I am thinking how I will be married to a shrew of a wife, who will beat me every evening and morning, and sometimes in the middle of the day. – Boswell's Correspondence with the Honourable Andrew Erskine, and His Journal of a Tour to Corsica by James Boswell
  14. And I sure want my beautiful shrew. – Wyoming, a Story of the Outdoor West by William MacLeod Raine
  15. 1591. " Taming of a Shrew." – Bacon is Shake-Speare by Sir Edwin Durning-Lawrence
  16. A shrew- mouse also was caught. – A New Voyage Round the World, in the years 1823, 24, 25, and 26, Vol. 2 by Otto von Kotzebue
  17. Its chief advantage was that it seemed quite too stagnant to be anything but respectable, and the suppressed grumbling of the old shrew whom they routed out confirmed their estimate. – The Blood Red Dawn by Charles Caldwell Dobie
  18. While, however, we reluctantly accept the conclusion that Chaucer was unhappy as a husband, we must at the same time decline, because the husband was a poet, and one of the most genial of poets, to cast all the blame upon the wife, and to write her down a shrew. – Chaucer by Adolphus William Ward
  19. Ill fares the husband mated with a shrew, And her embraces very soon wax cold. – The Oedipus Trilogy by Sophocles