Mousing definitions

mou'zĭng
The act of hunting or catching mice.
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Cord strung across the gap between the point and shank of a hook to keep something attached from slipping off.
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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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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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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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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Origin of mousing

From mouse a large mouselike knot on a rope