hedgehog hedgehog  /ˈhɛdʒ ˌhɑɡ/


  1. (n) relatively large rodents with sharp erectile bristles mingled with the fur
  2. (n) small nocturnal Old World mammal covered with both hair and protective spines


  1. Abraham Lincoln was a hedgehog, Harry Truman a fox.
  2. Mao was quintessential hedgehog, a visionary with one organizing determinist principle to which he insisted the great diverse Chinese reality must conform.
  3. Air transport would supply the hedgehog with food and ammunition.


  • REVIEW MINI: Sonic the Hedgehog Review Mini

    Slow and steady. I know I'm in the minority on this one, but my favorite classic Sonic stage from the first game is Marble Zone. Why? Because you can't gain speed: it's all precision platforming. Perhaps this is why I enjoy this Sonic the Hedgehog on Game Gear so much. While it is faster than the average platformer, your time is not spent watching Sonic going through loop-the-loops, but doing ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Nintendo World Report

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  1. "We are proud to re-create our famous friend, Sonic, for a new generation of gamers on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360," said Naka. "With Sonic the Hedgehog, we have gone back to our starting point, more than 15 years ago, to reinvent the attitude...
    on Sep 8, 2005 By: Yuji Naka Source: GameSpot

  2. The fox, Berlin wrote, quoting the Greek poet Archilochus, "knows many things, while the hedgehog knows one big thing."
    on Apr 28, 2007 By: Isaiah Berlin Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer

  3. Vallance says rats and mice will be dealt with first, to cut off the larger animals' food supply, then after a few months a "hedgehog swat team" will move in with a "ridiculously elaborate military-like arrangement of traps, over nearly 4000...
    on Jun 13, 2009 By: Nic Vallance Source: Stuff.co.nz

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