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Rear-mouse or Rere-mouse

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The bat. (Anglo-Saxon hrere-mus, the fluttering-mouse; verb, hrere-an, to flutter.) Of course, the “bat” is not a winged mouse.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Re (Latin)
Reach
Read between the Lines
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Reader
Ready (The)
Ready-to-Halt
Real Jam
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Rebecca
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Rebellion (The)
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Reception (To get a)
Rechabites
Receipt
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