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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mouse v. i. [imp. & p. p. Moused p. pr. & vb. n. Mousing ]
 1. To watch for and catch mice.
 2. To watch for or pursue anything in a sly manner; to pry about, on the lookout for something.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mous·ing a. Impertinently inquisitive; prying; meddlesome. Mousing saints.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.