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#1 2006-01-21 23:03:08

klakritz
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From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'dorm mouse' for 'dormouse'

The dormouse, a small rodent that comes by its name because it sleeps during the day, is found in European fields and Lewis Carroll fantasies. The dorm mouse, by contrast, infests student residences. Examples:

At age five Molly starred in a stage production of “Alice in Wonderland”, playing the dorm mouse.
www.movieactors.com/actors/mollyringwald.htm

My mannerisms are like those of the dorm mouse who hides himself in the sugar bowl, like an ostrich sticking his head in the sand.
www.teenink.com/Past/1995/6463.html

the March Hare and the Dorm Mouse have been captured by the Mad Hatter, who is Most punctual in his cruelty …
www.shopping.com/xPR-American_McGee_s_A … 2471333508

Disney Fun – Alice in Wonderland quiz
The dorm mouse always fell asleep in what pot? A flower pot A Teapot A bowl A mug…
disneygraphics.tripod.com/alicequiz.html

...I am broke and you can say that I am, at the moment, as poor as an effing dorm mouse …
bloodstainedthoughts.reallybites.com/middle/middle_diario_octubre2003.htm

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