have gnawed at it, and sharper teeth than teeth of mice
have gnawed at me.
I desired a lock for my door, to prevent rats and mice
from coming in.
he cried, "so it is you, and not the rats and mice
, who steal my butter.
sat on their door- steps cracking cherry-stones, they winked at Peter Rabbit and little Benjamin Bunny.
The garrets offered fine quarters to the rats and mice
, whose nocturnal performances were related by Mademoiselle Cormon to the Chevalier de Valois, with many expressions of surprise at the inutility of her efforts to get rid of them.
Rats and mice
and such small deer,' as Shakespeare has it,
This idea soon became so insupportable to her that at the risk of whatever terrible consequences might result to herself from it, she implored the captain to put her on shore; but the captain, eager to escape from his false position-placed between French and English cruisers, like the bat between the mice
and the birds--was in great haste to regain England, and positively refused to obey what he took for a woman's caprice, promising his passenger, who had been particularly recommended to him by the cardinal, to land her, if the sea and the French permitted him, at one of the ports of Brittany, either at Lorient or Brest.
Thurle's so ready to take farms under you, it's a pity but what he should take this, and see if he likes to live in a house wi' all the plagues o' Egypt in't--wi' the cellar full o' water, and frogs and toads hoppin' up the steps by dozens--and the floors rotten, and the rats and mice
gnawing every bit o' cheese, and runnin' over our heads as we lie i' bed till we expect 'em to eat us up alive--as it's a mercy they hanna eat the children long ago.
There she was so happy that she forgot all her troubles, and went out to drive every day of her life in an ivory coach drawn by five hundred white mice
They lay in an attic beneath a wavy whitewashed ceiling, and, because it rained, a wood fire was made in an iron basket on a brick hearth, and they fell asleep to the chirping of mice
and the whimper of flames.
At that moment several mice
were seen running up as fast as their little legs could carry them, and when they saw their Queen they exclaimed:
This must be a village of the Field Mice
," he said to the Scarecrow.