flittermouse

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flittermouse

(ˈflɪtəˌmaʊs)
n, pl -mice
(Animals) a dialect name for bat21
[C16: translation of German Fledermaus; see flitter, mouse]
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In the poem "Goblin Feet" (1915), Tolkien described "pretty little flittermice" (i.e.
Elves are not the only diminutive and playful race in the Christmas letters; the goblins, too, could have come right out of Tolkien's earliest poetry with its little dancing goblins and flying flittermice. In 1932, Father Christmas writes how goblins "love mechanical toys (though they quickly smash them)" (57).