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Definition of "mousing" [mous•ing]

  • Nautical A binding or metal shackle around the point and shank of a hook to prevent it from slipping from an eye. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mousing" in a sentence
  • "Ah, not me because I ain't no fooltimer -- I earn some B&B just putting pen to paper aka mousing the PC tap-danzing wit 'thy fingers ...."
  • "Phil seemed in no particular hurry to proceed afterward; and Larry, who had been "mousing" around, as he called it, surprised his chum by declaring that the appearance of the country indicated the presence of game."
  • "To antiquaries and lovers of the odd and curious it must ever be valuable; but the obligation of having a fellow of Magdalen at one's elbow much interferes with that quiet, cozy "mousing" so dear to the soul of a bibliomaniac."