- mousseline de laine
Origin of mousing
noun, plural mice [mahys] /maɪs/.
verb (used with object), moused, mous·ing.
verb (used without object), moused, mous·ing.
Origin of mouse
Examples from the Web for mousing
The strung sinews relaxed, and the great cat began to purr as though she had never dreamt of mousing.The Spanish Pioneers|Charles F. Lummis
As one of family—cat (lady), elderly; would give slight services (mousing, etc.) in return for comfortable home.
Soames walked eastwards, mousing doggedly along on the shady side.The Forsyte Saga, Complete|John Galsworthy
Away with such skepticism, we say, and the mousing criticism by which it is sometimes attempted to be supported.
He is the human owl, vigilant in darkness and blind to light, mousing for vermin, and never seeing noble game.Evolution of Expression, Volume 2--Revised|Charles Wesley Emerson
noun (maʊs) plural mice (maɪs)
Word Origin for mouse
Old English mus "small rodent," also "muscle of the arm," from Proto-Germanic *mus (cf. Old Norse, Old Frisian, Middle Dutch, Danish, Swedish mus, Dutch muis, German Maus "mouse"), from PIE *mus- (cf. Sanskrit mus "mouse, rat," Old Persian mush "mouse," Old Church Slavonic mysu, Latin mus, Lithuanian muse "mouse," Greek mys "mouse, muscle").
Plural form mice (Old English mys) shows effects of i-mutation. Contrasted with man (n.) from 1620s. Meaning "black eye" (or other discolored lump) is from 1842. Computer sense is from 1965, though applied to other things resembling a mouse in shape since 1750, mainly nautical.
Parturiunt montes, nascetur ridiculus mus [Horace]
"to hunt mice," mid-13c., from mouse (n.). Related: Moused; mousing.
Plural mice (mīs) or mouses
A common device that allows the user to reposition an arrow on their computer screen in order to activate desired applications. The term mouse comes from the appearance of the device, with the cord to the main computer being seen as a tail of sorts.
see play cat and mouse; poor as a churchmouse; quiet as a mouse. Also see under mice.