Recent Examples of gerbil from the Web
Being caged like the class gerbil for hours can be tedious.
Only two instances of non-compliance have occurred in the past four years, one involving a gerbil and one involving a bat.
Steele's giant contraption works like a gerbil wheel.
In all, animal control officers seized more than 100 animals from the shop, including three dogs; small mammals including rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, and gerbils; 40 reptiles; 14 birds; 20 rodents; and six aquariums with fish.
Ms. Rittinger was familiar with rodents as pets, having grown up with gerbils in Georgia.
Researchers at Oregon State University offered 38 cats a choice between food, a toy, an interesting smell (catnip, a gerbil) and attention from a human.
Other animals shipped unaccompanied — gerbils, hamsters, monkeys, lab rats, even sharks — and their health after flight isn't tracked by the agency because airlines don't have to report it.
Whatever the idea, controversial or not, pro- or anti-gerbil, no group can force a lawmaker to introduce a bill.
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Origin and Etymology of gerbil
First Known Use: 1849See Words from the same year
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Definition of gerbil for English Language Learners
: a small animal that is often kept as a pet
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