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Plural of mouse.
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the plural of mouse
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mouse(n. maʊs; v. maʊz)
n., pl. mice (maɪs) for 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8, mice or mous•es for 4, n.
1. any of numerous small rodents of various families, having small ears and a long, thin tail, esp. an Old World mouse, Mus musculus, introduced worldwide.
2. a quiet, timid person.
3. a palm-sized device equipped with one or more buttons, used to point at and select items on a computer screen, with the displayed pointer controlled by means of analogous movement of the device on a nearby surface.
4. Informal. a black eye.
5. Slang. a girl; woman.v.i.
6. to hunt for or catch mice.
7. to prowl about, as if in search of something.
[before 900; Middle English mous, Old English mūs; c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon, Old High German mūs, Latin mūs, Greek mŷs, Russian mysh', Skt mūṣ-]
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- murine - Means "pertaining to mice or rodents."
- muscle - Comes from Latin musculus, "little mouse," as the ancient Romans thought their muscles wriggled like mice.
- mussel - Gets its name from Latin musculus, "little mouse."
- dormouse - A rodent but not a mouse, it may be a corrupted form of French dormeus, "sleepy."
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