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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Pets, Animals
gerbilger‧bil /ˈdʒɜːbəl $ ˈdʒɜːr-/ noun [countable]  DHPHBAa small animal with fur, a tail, and long back legs, that is often kept as a pet
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gerbilNelo said, holding her hand, patting it like a gerbil.You'd have trouble swinging a gerbil, let alone a cat, in the kitchen.A gerbil would have struggled to make it out alive.This is a large species of eagle owl, hunting the large gerbil that lives on the short grass plains of Serengeti.One by one the gerbils were scooped up, turned over, inspected, and dropped back.Q My children think the world of their gerbil.I've got two gerbils and a hamster.
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