Instead, officials are musing about indirect sources of supply, by and through third countries.
Last week, for example, he was musing about a world without air-traffic controllers.
The political media soon chimed in, musing about the cluelessness of the Obama campaign.
Mason thrust the message in his pocket, musing as he did so.
Violet is musing now over a talk had with Gertrude this afternoon.
I did not reply; but his words set me musing, and, an hour after, I left Buckley and returned to Applethorpe.
"It is well," said Marcellus, and he fell into a deep fit of musing.
Tom, brought suddenly out of his fit of musing, jammed on the brakes, and steered to one side.
When she had gone he crossed the lawn to his own home, musing.
I held my peace this time, musing on that broad marble with its one deep-cut line, "The Death of God."
late 14c., "complaint," verbal noun from muse (v.). Meaning "pondering" is from mid-15c. Related: Musingly; musings.
"to reflect, to be absorbed in thought," mid-14c., from Old French muser (12c.) "to ponder, dream, wonder; loiter, waste time," literally "to stand with one's nose in the air" (or, possibly, "to sniff about" like a dog who has lost the scent), from muse "muzzle," from Gallo-Romance *musa "snout," of unknown origin. Probably influenced in sense by muse (n.). Related: Mused; musing.
late 14c., protectors of the arts, from Old French Muse and directly from Latin Musa, from Greek Mousa, "the Muse," also "music, song," from PIE root *men- "to think, remember" (see mind (n.)). Meaning "inspiring goddess of a particular poet" is from late 14c. The traditional names and specialties of the nine Muses, daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, are: Calliope (epic poetry), Clio (history), Erato (love poetry, lyric art), Euterpe (music, especially flute), Melpomene (tragedy), Polymnia (hymns), Terpsichore (dance), Thalia (comedy), Urania (astronomy).