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 for Mousing
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.
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     2. To watch for or pursue anything in a sly manner; to pry
        about, on the lookout for something.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mousing \Mous"ing\, a.
     Impertinently inquisitive; prying; meddlesome. "Mousing
     saints." --L'Estrange.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mousing \Mous"ing\, n.
     1. The act of hunting mice.
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     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.
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     3. A ratchet movement in a loom.
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     Mousing hook, a hook with an attachment which prevents its
        unhooking.
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