Mousing
Mouse Mouse, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Moused}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mousing}.] 1. To watch for and catch mice. [1913 Webster]

2. To watch for or pursue anything in a sly manner; to pry about, on the lookout for something. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Mousing — Mous ing, a. Impertinently inquisitive; prying; meddlesome. Mousing saints. L Estrange. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mousing — Mous ing, n. 1. The act of hunting mice. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) A turn or lashing of spun yarn or small stuff, or a metallic clasp or fastening, uniting the point and shank of a hook to prevent its unhooking or straighening out. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mousing — [mous′iŋ, mouz′iŋ] n. 1. the act of hunting or catching mice 2. Naut. cord strung across the gap between the point and shank of a hook to keep something attached from slipping off …   English World dictionary

  • mousing — noun ( s) Etymology: from gerund of mouse (II) 1. : the pursuit or extermination of mice and rats cats were used for mousing G.B.Saul 2. : a turn or lashing (as of rope yarn) …   Useful english dictionary

  • mousing — /mow zing/, n. Naut. a wrapping of several turns of small stuff around the shank end of a hook. [1825 35; MOUSE + ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • mousing — maÊŠs n. small rodent with a long tail and a pointy face with little round ears; hand size input device with buttons that when moved across a surface causes the cursor on the screen to move in the same direction (Computers); coward, shy person… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mousing — /ˈmaʊzɪŋ/ (say mowzing) noun Nautical several turns of small rope or the like, uniting the shank and point of a hook, to prevent the unhooking of the lead. {mous(e) + ing1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Mousing hook — Mousing Mous ing, n. 1. The act of hunting mice. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) A turn or lashing of spun yarn or small stuff, or a metallic clasp or fastening, uniting the point and shank of a hook to prevent its unhooking or straighening out. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mickey-Mousing — Mickey Mousing[1] [ˌmɪki maʊzɪŋ] bezeichnet eine Filmmusiktechnik, bei der Geschehnisse im Film punktgenau von Musik begleitet werden. Diese oftmals stark akzentuierten musikalischen Elemente finden in dieser Form vor allem in frühen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mickey-mousing — Mickey Mousing[1] [ˌmɪki maʊsing] bezeichnet eine Filmmusiktechnik, bei der Geschehnisse im Film punktgenau von Musik begleitet werden. Diese oftmals stark akzentuierten musikalischen Elemente finden in dieser Form vor allem in frühen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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