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 for mouse owl
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.
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     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.
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     3. A familiar term of endearment. --Shak.
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     4. A dark-colored swelling caused by a blow. [Slang]
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     5. A match used in firing guns or blasting.
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     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.
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