Mous"ing (?), a.

Impertinently inquisitive; prying; meddlesome.

"Mousing saints."

L'Estrange.

 

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Mous"ing, n.

1.

The act of hunting mice.

2. Naut.

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.

3.

A ratchet movement in a loom.

Mousing hook, a hook with an attachment which prevents its unhooking.

 

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