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rat / mouse / CL: 隻|只
(computer) mouse (Tw)
  *鼠* | 鼠* | *鼠
rat / mouse / CL: 隻|只
flying squirrel / (dialect) bat
mouse pad (Tw)
mouse (computing)
Year of the Rat (e.g. 2008)
@ / at symbol
Mickey Mouse
a scoundrel / a bad chap
carpal tunnel syndrome (Tw)
lit. to refrain from shooting at the rat for fear of breaking the vases (idiom) / to not act against an evil so as to prevent harm to innocents
to cover one's head and sneak away like a rat (idiom); to flee ignominiously
sage (Salvia officinalis)
chicken-hearted (idiom) / gutless
mole (zoology)
guinea pig / cavy
  *鼡* | 鼡* | *鼡
variant of
wallaby / pademelon
Year 1, year of the Rat (e.g. 2008)
sb or sth detested by all / target of scorn / anathema / cf. 老鼠過街人人喊打|老鼠过街人人喊打
Mickey Mouse
mouse hole
  *鼬* | 鼬* | *鼬
see 鼬鼠
guinea pig (Cavia porcellus)
shifty-eyed / crafty-looking (idiom)
mouse pad
cat and mouse game
Beware of suspicious folk bearing gifts, they are sure to be ill-intentioned. (idiom)
Campbell's dwarf hamster (Phodopus campbelli)
quokka (Setonix brachyurus)
chinchilla / chipmunk
(idiom) to hesitate / to remain undecided
chipmunk (genus Tamias)
rat poison
flying squirrel
rat poison
lit. rat's tail; fig. a follower of inferior stature
to scamper off / to scurry off like a frightened rat
opossum (zoo.)
bubonic plague
lit. a piece of rat feces spoiled the whole pot of soup (idiom) / fig. one bad apple can spoil the whole bunch
the cat weeps for the dead mouse (idiom); hypocritical pretence of condolence / crocodile tears
woodlouse / pill bug
Yersinia pestis / the bubonic plage bacillus
lit. when a rat crosses the street, people chase it down (idiom) / fig. everyone detests a lowlife
mouse spider (genus Missulena)
rat / mouse
Oriental ratsnake (Ptyas mucosus)
guinea pig
dwarf hamster
lit. a piece of rat feces spoiled the whole pot of congee (idiom) / fig. one bad apple can spoil the whole bunch
rat poison
little white mouse (esp. laboratory animal) / fig. guinea pig, i.e. human participant in experiment
to cover one's head and sneak away like a rat (idiom); to flee ignominiously / also written 抱頭鼠竄|抱头鼠窜
to scrape around for money / hard pressed for cash / cf 羅雀掘鼠|罗雀掘鼠 to net birds and dig for rats (idiom)
formation of a loanword using some characters (or words) chosen for their meaning and others for phonetic transcription (e.g. 冰淇淋, 朗姆酒, 奶昔 and 米老鼠)
lit. to net birds and dig for rats (idiom); fig. hard pressed for cash / on the verge of bankruptcy
swamp wallaby (Wallabia bicolor)
murine typhus
mouse (computer)
lit. a dog who catches mice (idiom) / fig. to be meddlesome
lit. rat in a country shrine, fox on town walls; fig. unprincipled thugs who abuse others' power to bully and exploit people
oriental rat flea (Xenopsylla cheopis)
like mice trying to pull a turtle, nowhere to get a hand grip (idiom) / no clue where to start
a desperate rat will bite the fox (idiom); the smallest worm will turn being trodden on
murine typhus fever
plague vaccine
difenacoum (anticoagulant and rodenticide)
lit. the head of a river deer and the eyes of a rat (idiom) / fig. repulsively ugly and shifty-looking
great jerboa (Allactaga major)
it doesn't matter whether a cat is white or black; as long as it catches mice it's a good cat (variant of a Sichuanese saying used in a speech by Deng Xiaoping 鄧小平|邓小平 in 1962, usually associated with his economic reforms starting in 1978, in which pragmatism was favored over ideological purity)
when the mice drag a shovel, the biggest thing comes second / the tip of the iceberg / the cockroach principle
coypu / nutria

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