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mousehole

[mous-hohl]
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noun
  1. the burrow of a mouse.
  2. the entrance to a mouse's burrow.
  3. a small hole resembling this.
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Origin of mousehole

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at mouse, hole
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Historical Examples

  • This was on the slope of a hill looking to the sea, about a mile from Mousehole.

    The Land's End

    W. H. Hudson

  • Mousehole may be found a little to the westward of Penzance and Newlyn.

  • Newlyn, with respect to population, exceeds by one-third that of Mousehole.

  • But if Mousehole has no right to its legend, its own age cannot be called into question.

  • He crept out there, and he waited like a cat by a mousehole.