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    I wonder whether there is a word in English that describes mouse's bitemarks

    If rats gnaw at a wood box, they would leave their bite mark there. Is there a word in English that specifically describes such a mark? Bite mark appears to be of general use in any situation (e.g. human bite mark).

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    Re: I wonder whether there is a word in English that describes mouse's bitemarks

    No, there isn't.
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    Re: I wonder whether there is a word in English that describes mouse's bitemarks

    Two words - gnaw marks.
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    Re: I wonder whether there is a word in English that describes mouse's bitemarks

    Also note that a mouse is not a rat, nor a rat a mouse.

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    Re: I wonder whether there is a word in English that describes mouse's bitemarks

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    Two words - gnaw marks.
    Is "gnaw mark" used properly in the following poem that I just found online? It seems that the author used "gnaw mark" to describe the stamp made by a woman's
    Cuban heel:

    THAT PETROL EMOTION
    "Gnaw Mark"

    Sitting all alone gnaw mark on my face
    You're Cuban heel stamped into place
    I start shaken I know why
    You switch on my TV eye
    Sixth sense from a loaded gun
    Sixth sense I feel must be won
    Standing all alone when it's way too late
    Love me and seal my fate
    Tense and nervous can't break in
    Find me I'll make you spin
    Sixth sense from a loaded gun
    Sixth sense I feel just begun
    Sitting all alone gnaw mark on my face
    No mohaired goon's gonna take my place
    Fueled fever that's hard to kick
    Bend me I've dug my ditch
    Sixth sense from a loaded gun
    Sixth sense I feel so alone
    Sixth sense from a loaded gun
    Sixth sense I feel must be won
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    Re: I wonder whether there is a word in English that describes mouse's bitemarks

    That is not a poem. It is the lyrics to a song and they do not make sense.
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    Re: I wonder whether there is a word in English that describes mouse's bitemarks

    I don't recommend using 'gnaw marks'. [link]

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    Re: I wonder whether there is a word in English that describes mouse's bitemarks

    There is no one word to describe the specific marks made in wood by a mouse's teeth. If I saw such marks on a piece of wood, I would have to say "Look. There are teethmarks from a mouse" or "Looks like a mouse has been nibbling on this".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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