gerbil gerbil

Definition(s):

  • (n) small Old World burrowing desert rodent with long soft pale fur and hind legs adapted for leaping

Usage(s):

  1. A rodent for bombsRodents though they may be, gerbils are ideal house pets: small, cuddly and lovable.
  2. It's titled My new gerbil, and it shows, in fact, a black-and-white gerbil snuffling around cutely in somebody's hand.
  3. Now in sneakers, have gone from making clompy we're-marching-on-Jericho sounds to squeaky the-gerbil's-stuck-under-the-couch-again sounds.

News

  • Here are 5 of the raunchiest, kinkiest and most bizarre Dan Savage questions we could find

    We were having a little office debate about “gerbiling.” How does it work? Do all gay men do this? Does Richard Gere? Does the animal get shoved up the anus with a toilet-paper roll only to suffocate seconds later? Is it the scratching or the act of killing an animal that gets... [This is a summary. To read the full article on PhiladelphiaWeekly.com, click the headline above.]
    on July 12, 2013     Source: Philadelphia Weekly

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Quotes

  1. "We knew we'd beat Bork from Marttila's poll," says Pat Caddell, who was working with Kennedy at this point. "The South wanted nothing to do with this. . . . Bork was not defeated by gerbil groups inside the Beltway. It was run outside the...
    on Feb 17, 2009 By: Pat Caddell Source: Boston Globe

  2. "There really was a free gerbil night. I don't know what you would do with a pet gerbil," Ferrell said with a grin. "I mean, I know: Things have been talked about."
    on Feb 28, 2008 By: Will Ferrell Source: The Emory Wheel

  3. "We ought to be developing a genuine downtown streetscape," Anderson said, "not a suburban mall connected by a gerbil tube. Other cities have tried it and come to regret it. We're going to suffer the same fate."
    on Jul 13, 2007 By: Rocky Anderson Source: Salt Lake Tribune

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