Mousing meaning

mouzĭng
A binding or metal shackle around the point and shank of a hook to prevent it from slipping from an eye.
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(naut.) Cord strung across the gap between the point and shank of a hook to keep something attached from slipping off.
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Present participle of mouse.
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The act of hunting mice.
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(nautical) A turn or lashing of spun yarn or small stuff, or a metallic clasp or fastening, uniting the point and shank of a hook to prevent its unhooking or straighening out.
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Impertinently inquisitive; prying; meddlesome.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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The act of hunting or catching mice.
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Origin of mousing

  • From mouse a large mouselike knot on a rope

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition