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sewellel


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sewellel  \Se*wel"lel\,  n.  [Of  American  Indian  origin.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  peculiar  gregarious  burrowing  rodent  ({Haplodon  rufus}), 
  native  of  the  coast  region  of  the  Northwestern  United  States. 
  It  somewhat  resembles  a  muskrat  or  marmot,  but  has  only  a 
  rudimentary  tail.  Its  head  is  broad,  its  eyes  are  small  and 
  its  fur  is  brownish  above,  gray  beneath.  It  constitutes  the 
  family  {Haplodontid[ae]}.  Called  also  {boomer},  {showt'l}, 
  and  {mountain  beaver}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  sewellel 
  n  :  bulky  nocturnal  burrowing  rodent  of  uplands  of  the  Pacific 
  coast  of  North  America;  the  most  primitive  living  rodent 
  [syn:  {mountain  beaver},  {Aplodontia  rufa}] 




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