dormouse

Category: Daily Life | Type: Glossary Word | Title: Northanger Abbey (in Context) | Author: Jane Austen | Ch: Chapter 1

The dormouse resembles a mouse-sized squirrel and lives in trees, where it also hibernates.

As a pet, it is affectionate and as cute as anything Beatrix Potter drew. In Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland the dormouse, a narcoleptic, sleeps his way through the Mad Hatter's tea party.

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