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Definitions of mouse

  1. to go stealthily or furtively; ".. stead of sneaking around spying on the neighbor's house"
  2. any of numerous small rodents typically resembling diminutive rats having pointed snouts and small ears on elongated bodies with slender usually hairless tails
  3. a hand- operated electronic device that controls the coordinates of a cursor on your computer screen as you move it around on a pad; on the bottom of the mouse is a ball that rolls on the surface of the pad; " a mouse takes much more room than a trackball"
  4. manipulate the mouse of a computer
  5. Any one of numerous species of small rodents belonging to the genus Mus and various related genera of the family Muridae. The common house mouse ( Mus musculus) is found in nearly all countries. The American white- footed, or deer, mouse ( Hesperomys leucopus) sometimes lives in houses. See Dormouse, Meadow mouse, under Meadow, and Harvest mouse, under Harvest.
  6. A knob made on a rope with spun yarn or parceling to prevent a running eye from slipping.
  7. Same as 2d Mousing, 2.
  8. A familiar term of endearment.
  9. A dark- colored swelling caused by a blow.
  10. A match used in firing guns or blasting.
  11. To watch for and catch mice.
  12. To watch for or pursue anything in a sly manner; to pry about, on the lookout for something.
  13. To tear, as a cat devours a mouse.
  14. To furnish with a mouse; to secure by means of a mousing. See Mouse, n., 2.
  15. The common name for the species Mus musculus.
  16. A small animal with teeth formed for gnawing, that infests houses, granaries, etc.
  17. To watch for or catch mice; watch for something in a sly manner; pry curiously.
  18. Mouser.
  19. A little rodent animal found in houses and in the flelds:- pl. MICE ( mis).
  20. To catch mice: to watch for slily.
  21. Meuser.
  22. The smallest mammal, a little gnawing quadruped.
  23. To catch mice, watch slily.
  24. To hunt for slyly; prow1; catch mice.
  25. A small rodent infesting houses, etc.
  26. A small rodent quadruped, of the genus runs.
  27. To watch for or catch nice; to watch for slily.
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Quotes of mouse

  1. I hope we don't get to the point where we have to have the cat stop chasing the mouse to teach him glassblowing and basket weaving. – Joseph Barbera
  2. What about Mickey Mouse Disney tried very hard to make him a star. But Mickey Mouse is more of a symbol than a real character. – Joseph Barbera
  3. We already live a very long time for mammals, getting three times as many heartbeats as a mouse or elephant. It never seems enough though, does it? – David Brin
  4. The image we have would be impossible for Mickey Mouse to maintain. We're just... normal people. – Karen Carpenter
  5. This dapper little mouse that wore such cute clothes and said such interesting things, yeah. I thought it was a great idea to have a mouse like that in your family, so now I get to see what it was like. – Geena Davis
  6. I only hope that we don't lose sight of one thing- that it was all started by a mouse – Walt Disney
  7. Mickey Mouse popped out of my mind onto a drawing pad 20 years ago on a train ride from Manhattan to Hollywood at a time when business fortunes of my brother Roy and myself were at lowest ebb and disaster seemed right around the corner. – Walt Disney
  8. My dear friend Jimmie Dodd was the heart and the soul of The Mickey Mouse Club. – Annette Funicello
  9. The original Mickey Mouse Club, established in the '30s, was designed to attract children to movie theaters. – Annette Funicello
  10. Even in China. Children there, next to the Great Wall, who had never seen Mickey Mouse responded. So the studio did have that skill to communicate with images. – John Hench
  11. Mountains will go into labour, and a silly little mouse will be born. – Horace
  12. The early bird may get the worm, but it's the second mouse that gets the cheese. – Jeremy Paxman
  13. Today, if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse – Ronald Reagan
  14. The trouble with most Englishwomen is that they will dress as if they had been a mouse in a previous incarnation they do not want to attract attention. – Edith Sitwell

Usage examples for mouse

  1. " I was walking there, and my wits were running around in the grass like a mouse – Otto of the Silver Hand by Howard Pyle
  2. But I jumped to one side, and when Madeline opened the closet door the mouse ran away. – The Story of a Monkey on a Stick by Laura Lee Hope
  3. What's that, a mouse – Poems of Rural Life in the Dorset Dialect by William Barnes
  4. " Well, here you are again," said the mouse no doubt you have had a merry day." – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  5. Their table was next ours in the dining room, so close that motor- chat was tossed back and forth, and it appeared that Mr. Tyndal was as proud of his car as a cat of its mouse – Set in Silver by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  6. I reckon I begin to smell a mouse and I think Mrs. Gray does, too. – Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders on the Great American Desert by Jessie Graham Flower
  7. The Deer sprang in, and the Mouse deer made him stand on the back of the Pig; then he himself got on the back of the Deer and jumped out of the pit, leaving the other two to their fate. – Children of Borneo by Edwin Herbert Gomes
  8. Probably Mrs. Peter wouldn't have worried very much if it hadn't been for the warning left by Danny Meadow Mouse – Mrs. Peter Rabbit by Thornton W. Burgess
  9. The little mouse could live in it. – Libro segundo de lectura by Ellen M. Cyr
  10. " Unless they believe we smelled a mouse and acted accordingly," returned Frank. – The Boy Allies Under the Sea by Robert L. Drake
  11. " She's as poor as a church mouse – Baby Mine by Margaret Mayo
  12. As he went he saw some little boys beating a poor mouse they had just caught. – The Irish Fairy Book by Various
  13. " Oh, it's a mouse – Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue Playing Circus by Laura Lee Hope
  14. But it sometimes happens that the mouse may aid the lion." – The Shame of Motley by Raphael Sabatini
  15. Then the poor mouse has to suffer. – Stories about Animals: with Pictures to Match by Francis C. Woodworth
  16. And as he thought how, with this knowledge, he could torture her with the fear of discovery, his face took on the look of a cat's when it plays with a mouse it has caught. – Tales from Dickens by Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives
  17. Mamma jumped up into a chair and gathered her skirts about her, just as though it were a mouse – Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad by Various
  18. And I think I'm going to like him, Sue, if for no other reason than that he had the sense to be attracted to a plainly- dressed, hard- working little mouse like my Sue- His grandfather ran a livery stable! – Saturday's Child by Kathleen Norris
  19. " Lie down and sleep," said the Singing Mouse – The Singing Mouse Stories by Emerson Hough
  20. A mouse I said, Petrie! – The Devil Doctor by Sax Rohmer

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