(1) From the largest elephant or hippo to the tiniest shrew , all specimens enter this small room, kept at a carefully controlled temperature of 26C and a humidity of 40 per cent.(2) One hundred eighty million years ago, a small, hairy animal resembling a shrew or a vole evolved a new way to care for her developing offspring.(3) Socrates was married, you know, and his wife, Xanthippe, was a shrew .(4) He was perhaps more in love with the study of philosophy than with his family - that his wife Xanthippe was shrew is a later tale.(5) Legend allotted the role of shrew to his wife Xanthippe.(6) On March 6, we listed the Buena Vista Lake shrew , a tiny insect-eating mammal native to California's southern San Joaquin Valley, as endangered.(7) He is married to a shrewish wife who spends her days in curlers and her nights prostrate in their trashy trailer home.(8) Leigh's Petruchio is too strong to fall for a woman who is blatantly manipulative rather than a match for his own true shrewishness .(9) With their wings hidden away, they can race through burrows or scrub with the alacrity of shrews and mice.(10) Foxes, rabbits, harvest mice, house mice, dormice, shrews , weasels, and voles all depend on the hedgerows as a place to breed, hunt or shelter.(11) With the zoo's high densities of rodents (deer mice, white-footed mice, house mice, shrews , moles, and Norway rats), a relatively high density of rodent predators could be achieved.(12) Some small mammals - various shrews , for example - possess a similar dental setup, with long, conical, forward-projecting teeth up front.(13) Among mammals, my annual visitors now include a few common smoky shrews, short-tailed shrews , red-backed voles, and, last but certainly not least in numbers, deer mice.(14) He is very well-favoured and he speaks very shrewishly ; one would think his mother's milk were scarce out of him.(15) Curiously, in Peter Barnes's breezy screenplay, Lot's wife is saddled with most of the shrewishness usually attributed to Noah's wife, Naamah, who is supposed in legend to have refused to board the ark.(16) Suburban householders report large numbers of hedgehogs, voles, shrews , dormice and hares.