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Meaning of mousing by Wiktionary Dictionary




    1. Present participle of mouse .

Definition of mousing by GCIDE Dictionary


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

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

  2. Mousing a. Impertinently inquisitive; prying; meddlesome. “Mousing saints.” L'Estrange.

  3. Mousing, n.
    1. The act of hunting mice.

    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.

    3. A ratchet movement in a loom.

    Mousing hook, a hook with an attachment which prevents its unhooking.