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mousing

[ mou-zing ]
/ ˈmaʊ zɪŋ /
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noun Nautical.

a wrapping of several turns of small stuff around the shank end of a hook.

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Origin of mousing

First recorded in 1825–35; mouse + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for mousing

mousing
/ (ˈmaʊzɪŋ) /

noun

nautical a lashing, shackle, etc, for closing off a hook to prevent a load from slipping off
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