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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Rear-mouse or Rere-mouse.
 
The bat. (Anglo-Saxon hrere-mus, the fluttering-mouse; verb, hrere-an, to flutter.) Of course, the “bat” is not a winged mouse.   1
 


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