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 for mouse
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mouse \Mouse\ (mous), n.; pl. Mice (m[imac]s). [OE. mous, mus,
     AS. m[=u]s, pl. m[=y]s; akin to D. muis, G. maus, OHG. &
     Icel. m[=u]s, Dan. muus, Sw. mus, Russ. muishe, L. mus, Gr.
     my^s, Skr. m[=u]sh mouse, mush to steal. [root]277. Cf.
     Muscle, Musk.]
     1. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of small rodents
        belonging to the genus Mus and various related genera of
        the family Muridae. The common house mouse ({Mus
        musculus) is found in nearly all countries. The American
        white-footed mouse, or deer mouse ({Peromyscus
        leucopus, formerly Hesperomys leucopus) sometimes lives
        in houses. See Dormouse, Meadow mouse, under Meadow,
        and Harvest mouse, under Harvest.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Naut.)
        (a) A knob made on a rope with spun yarn or parceling to
            prevent a running eye from slipping.
        (b) Same as 2d Mousing, 2.
            [1913 Webster]
  
     3. A familiar term of endearment. --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     4. A dark-colored swelling caused by a blow. [Slang]
        [1913 Webster]
  
     5. A match used in firing guns or blasting.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Field mouse, Flying mouse, etc. See under Field,
        Flying, etc.
  
     Mouse bird (Zool.), a coly.
  
     Mouse deer (Zool.), a chevrotain, as the kanchil.
  
     Mouse galago (Zool.), a very small West American galago
        ({Galago murinus). In color and size it resembles a
        mouse. It has a bushy tail like that of a squirrel.
  
     Mouse hawk. (Zool.)
        (a) A hawk that devours mice.
        (b) The hawk owl; -- called also mouse owl.
  
     Mouse lemur (Zool.), any one of several species of very
        small lemurs of the genus Chirogaleus, found in
        Madagascar.
  
     Mouse piece (Cookery), the piece of beef cut from the part
        next below the round or from the lower part of the latter;
        -- called also mouse buttock.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mouse \Mouse\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Moused; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Mousing.]
     1. To watch for and catch mice.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To watch for or pursue anything in a sly manner; to pry
        about, on the lookout for something.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mouse \Mouse\, v. t.
     1. To tear, as a cat devours a mouse. [Obs.] "[Death] mousing
        the flesh of men." --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Naut.) To furnish with a mouse; to secure by means of a
        mousing. See Mouse, n., 2.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  mouse
      n 1: any of numerous small rodents typically resembling
           diminutive rats having pointed snouts and small ears on
           elongated bodies with slender usually hairless tails
      2: a swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye [syn: shiner,
         black eye, mouse]
      3: person who is quiet or timid
      4: a hand-operated electronic device that controls the
         coordinates of a cursor on your computer screen as you move
         it around on a pad; on the bottom of the device is a ball
         that rolls on the surface of the pad; "a mouse takes much
         more room than a trackball" [syn: mouse, computer mouse]
      v 1: to go stealthily or furtively; "..stead of sneaking around
           spying on the neighbor's house" [syn: sneak, mouse,
           creep, pussyfoot]
      2: manipulate the mouse of a computer

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  65 Moby Thesaurus words for "mouse":
     Milquetoast, baby, bantam, banty, big baby, black eye,
     black-and-blue mark, bruise, busybody, button, chick, chicken,
     chicken liver, chit, contusion, coward, creep, diminutive,
     ecchymosis, featherweight, fingerling, fraid-cat, fraidy-cat, funk,
     funker, gal, girl, glide, invertebrate, jellyfish, lady friend,
     lass, lightweight, lily liver, milksop, mini, minikin, minnow,
     minny, modest violet, nose, nubbin, peewee, poke, pony, pry, runt,
     scaredy-cat, shiner, shrimp, shrinking violet, sissy, slide, slip,
     small fry, snip, snippet, snook, tit, wart, weak sister, weakling,
     white feather, white liver, wisp
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  Mouse
  
     A mighty small macro language developed by Peter Grogono in
     1975.
  
     ["Mouse, A Language for Microcomputers", P. Grogono
      Petrocelli Books, 1983].
  
     (1994-10-31)
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  mouse
  mice
  
      The most commonly used computer pointing
     device, first introduced by Douglas Engelbart in 1968.
     The mouse is a device used to manipulate an on-screen
     pointer that's normally shaped like an arrow.  With the
     mouse in hand, the computer user can select, move, and change
     items on the screen.
  
     A conventional roller-ball mouse is slid across the surface
     of the desk, often on a mouse mat.  As the mouse moves, a
     ball set in a depression on the underside of the mouse rolls
     accordingly.  The ball is also in contact with two small
     shafts set at right angles to each other inside the mouse.
     The rotating ball turns the shafts, and sensors inside the
     mouse measure the shafts' rotation.  The distance and
     direction information from the sensors is then transmitted to
     the computer, usually through a connecting wire - the mouse's
     "tail".  The computer then moves the mouse pointer on the
     screen to follow the movements of the mouse.  This may be done
     directly by the graphics adaptor, but where it involves the
     processor the task should be assigned a high priority to
     avoid any perceptible delay.
  
     Some mice are contoured to fit the shape of a person's right
     hand, and some come in left-handed versions.  Other mice are
     symmetrical.
  
     Included on the mouse are usually two or three buttons that
     the user may press, or click, to initiate various actions such
     as running programs or opening files.  The left-most
     button (the primary mouse button) is operated with the index
     finger to select and activate objects represented on the
     screen.  Different operating systems and graphical user
     interfaces have different conventions for using the other
     button(s).  Typical operations include calling up a
     context-sensitive menu, modifying the selection, or pasting
     text.  With fewer mouse buttons these require combinations of
     mouse and keyboard actions.  Between its left and right
     buttons, a mouse may also have a wheel that can be used for
     scrolling or other special operations defined by the software.
     Some systems allow the mouse button assignments to be swapped
     round for left-handed users.
  
     Just moving the pointer across the screen with the mouse
     typically does nothing (though some CAD systems respond to
     patterns of mouse movement with no buttons pressed).
     Normally, the pointer is positioned over something on the
     screen (an icon or a menu item), and the user then clicks
     a mouse button to actually affect the screen display.
  
     The five most common "gestures" performed with the mouse are:
     point (to place the pointer over an on-screen item), click
     (to press and release a mouse button), double-click to
     press and release a mouse button twice in rapid succession,
     right-click+(to+press+and+release+the+right+mouse+button">right-click (to press and release the right mouse button,
     and drag (to hold down the mouse button while moving the
     mouse).
  
     Most modern computers include a mouse as standard equipment.
     However, some systems, especially portable laptop and
     notebook models, may have a trackball, touchpad or
     Trackpoint on or next to the keyboard.  These input
     devices work like the mouse, but take less space and don't
     need a desk.
  
     Many other alternatives to the conventional roller-ball mouse
     exist.  A tailless mouse, or hamster, transmits its
     information with infrared impulses.  A foot-controlled
     http://footmouse.com/)">mouse (http://footmouse.com/) is one used on the floor
     underneath the desk.  An optical mouse uses a
     light-emitting diode and photocells instead of a rolling
     ball to track its position.  Some optical designs may require
     a special mouse mat marked with a grid, others, like the
     Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer, work on nearly any surface.
  
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     http://peripherals.about.com/library/weekly/aa041498.htm)">(http://peripherals.about.com/library/weekly/aa041498.htm).
  
     PC Guide's "Troubleshooting Mice"
     http://pcguide.com/ts/x/comp/mice.htm)">(http://pcguide.com/ts/x/comp/mice.htm).
  
     (1999-07-21)
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Mouse
     Heb. 'akhbar, "swift digger"), properly the dormouse, the
     field-mouse (1 Sam. 6:4). In Lev. 11:29, Isa. 66:17 this word is
     used generically, and includes the jerboa (Mus jaculus), rat,
     hamster (Cricetus), which, though declared to be unclean
     animals, were eaten by the Arabs, and are still eaten by the
     Bedouins. It is said that no fewer than twenty-three species of
     this group ('akhbar=Arab. ferah) of animals inhabit Palestine.
     God "laid waste" the people of Ashdod by the terrible visitation
     of field-mice, which are like locusts in their destructive
     effects (1 Sam. 6:4, 11, 18). Herodotus, the Greek historian,
     accounts for the destruction of the army of Sennacherib (2 Kings
     19:35) by saying that in the night thousands of mice invaded the
     camp and gnawed through the bow-strings, quivers, and shields,
     and thus left the Assyrians helpless. (See SENNACHERIB.)
     

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  MOUSE, n.  An animal which strews its path with fainting women.  As in
  Rome Christians were thrown to the lions, so centuries earlier in
  Otumwee, the most ancient and famous city of the world, female
  heretics were thrown to the mice.  Jakak-Zotp, the historian, the only
  Otumwump whose writings have descended to us, says that these martyrs
  met their death with little dignity and much exertion.  He even
  attempts to exculpate the mice (such is the malice of bigotry) by
  declaring that the unfortunate women perished, some from exhaustion,
  some of broken necks from falling over their own feet, and some from
  lack of restoratives.  The mice, he avers, enjoyed the pleasures of
  the chase with composure.  But if "Roman history is nine-tenths
  lying," we can hardly expect a smaller proportion of that rhetorical
  figure in the annals of a people capable of so incredible cruelty to a
  lovely women; for a hard heart has a false tongue.
  

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