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 Webster]

3. A ratchet movement in a loom. [1913 Webster]

{Mousing hook}, a hook with an attachment which prevents its unhooking. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • 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 — /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

  • sister hook — noun : either of a pair of hooks fitted together so that the shank of each forms a mousing for the other; also : a pair of such hooks called also clip hook, clove hook * * * sister hook noun One of a pair of hooks that close each other • • • Main …   Useful english dictionary

  • match hook — Sister Sis ter, n. [OE. sister, fr. Icel. systir; also suster, from AS. sweostor, sweoster, swuster, akin to OFries. sweester, suster, LG. s[ u]ster, suster, D. zuster, OS. & OHG. swestar, G. schwester, Icel. systir, Sw. syster, Dan. s[ o]ster,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clevis fastener — A clevis used to attach a bar and chain A clevis and clevis pin, held in place by a split pin …   Wikipedia

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  • Charles M. Jones — Chuck Jones Chuck Jones Chuck Jones est un réalisateur, producteur, scénariste, acteur et compositeur américain né le 21 septembre 1912 à Spokane, Washington (États Unis), décédé le 22 février 2002 à Corona Del Mar …   Wikipédia en Français

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