A scolding nagging bad-tempered woman; SYN. termagant.
die Frau des Sokrates; (unberechtigt) zum Typ der zänkischen u. launenhaften Ehefrau geworden.
Insectivorous mammal of the family Soricidae, found in Eurasia and the Americas. It is mouselike, but with a long nose and pointed teeth. Its high metabolic rate means that it must eat almost constantly.
The common shrew Sorex araneus is about 7.5 cm/3 in long.
The pigmy shrew Sorex minutus is only about 5 cm/2 in long.
Small mouselike long-snouted mammal related to moles; SYN. shrewmouse.