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lemming


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lemming  \Lem"ming\  (l[e^]m"m[i^]ng),  n.  [Nor.  lemming,  lemende 
  cf  Sw  lemel,  Lapp.  lummik.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Any  one  of  several  species  of  small  arctic  rodents  of  the 
  genera  {Myodes}  and  {Cuniculus},  resembling  the  meadow  mice 
  in  form  They  are  found  in  both  hemispheres. 
 
  Note:  The  common  Northern  European  lemming  ({Myodes  lemmus}) 
  is  remarkable  for  making  occasional  devastating 
  migrations  in  enormous  numbers  from  the  mountains  into 
  the  lowlands. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lemming 
  n  :  any  of  various  short-tailed  furry-footed  rodents  of 
  circumpolar  distribution 




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