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  • s  having a short tail

  • In France great plagues of voles (short-tailed field mice) appear approximately every five years, then abruptly disappear.
  • In contrast, gorillas and cats sleep about 14 hours out of every 24, while elephants and short-tailed shrews get by on a positively neurotic two hours.
  • The furry, golden-brown, short-tailed rodent is a serious rival to the guinea pig.
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  • Even Lemmings Have It Rough on Twitter
    The term "lemming" has two different meetings. One is a small, short-tailed rodent, while the other is a person who unthinkingly joins a mass movement. When it comes to social media, the latter joins just about every new network headfirst, and often can't gather any steam. SEE ALSO: More Sunday Comics In this Sunday comic, we see the two definitions of lemming converge. Poor little lemming ...
    June 17, 2013 - Mashable

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