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Mouse vs. Gerbil

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Mousenoun

Any small rodent of the genus Mus.

Gerbilnoun

One of several species of small, jumping, murine rodents, of the genus Gerbillus and certain other genera in subfamily Gerbillinae, with leaping powers resembling the jerboa, native to Africa, India, and Southern Europe.

Mousenoun

(informal) A member of the many small rodent and marsupial species resembling such a rodent.

Gerbilverb

(intransitive) To rotate inside a monowheel or similar apparatus due to sudden acceleration or braking.

Mousenoun

A quiet or shy person.

Gerbilverb

To insert a small animal into one's rectum (a sexual practice in urban myth).

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Mousenoun

(computing) (plural mice or, rarely, mouses) An input device that is moved over a pad or other flat surface to produce a corresponding movement of a pointer on a graphical display.

Gerbilnoun

One of several species of small, jumping, murine burrowing rodents, of the genus Gerbillus and related genera of the subfamily Gerbillinae. They have long soft pale fur and hind legs adapted for leaping. In their leaping powers they resemble the jerboa. They inhabit Africa, India, and Southern Europe.

Mousenoun

(boxing) Hematoma.

Gerbilnoun

A rodent (Meriones unguiculatus) of the subfamily Gerbillinae that is commonly kept as a pet; it is also called the tamarisk gerbil, sand rat and jird. Its natural habitats are the dry regions of Northern Africa and Asia.

Mousenoun

(nautical) 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 straightening out.

Gerbilnoun

small Old World burrowing desert rodent with long soft pale fur and hind legs adapted for leaping

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Mousenoun

(obsolete) A familiar term of endearment.

Mousenoun

A match used in firing guns or blasting.

Mousenoun

(set theory) A small model of (a fragment of) Zermelo-Fraenkel set theory with desirable properties (depending on the context).

Mousenoun

(historical) A small cushion for a woman's hair.

Mouseverb

(intransitive) To move cautiously or furtively, in the manner of a mouse (the rodent) (frequently used in the phrasal verb to mouse around).

Mouseverb

(intransitive) To hunt or catch mice (the rodents), usually of cats.

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Mouseverb

To close the mouth of a hook by a careful binding of marline or wire.

‘Captain Higgins moused the hook with a bit of marline to prevent the block beckets from falling out under slack.’;

Mouseverb

To navigate by means of a computer mouse.

Mouseverb

To tear, as a cat devours a mouse.

Mousenoun

Any one of numerous species of small rodents belonging to the genus Mus and various related genera of the family Muridæ. 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.

Mousenoun

A knob made on a rope with spun yarn or parceling to prevent a running eye from slipping.

Mousenoun

A familiar term of endearment.

Mousenoun

A dark-colored swelling caused by a blow.

Mousenoun

A match used in firing guns or blasting.

Mouseverb

To watch for and catch mice.

Mouseverb

To watch for or pursue anything in a sly manner; to pry about, on the lookout for something.

Mouseverb

To tear, as a cat devours a mouse.

Mouseverb

To furnish with a mouse; to secure by means of a mousing. See Mouse, n., 2.

Mousenoun

any of numerous small rodents typically resembling diminutive rats having pointed snouts and small ears on elongated bodies with slender usually hairless tails

Mousenoun

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 mouse is a ball that rolls on the surface of the pad;

‘a mouse takes much more room than a trackball’;

Mouseverb

to go stealthily or furtively;

‘..stead of sneaking around spying on the neighbor's house’;

Mouseverb

manipulate the mouse of a computer

Mousenoun

a small rodent that typically has a pointed snout, relatively large ears and eyes, and a long tail.

Mousenoun

(in general use) any small mammal similar to a mouse, such as a shrew or vole.

Mousenoun

a shy, timid, and quiet person

‘Jane may be a bit of a mouse, but she is very nosy’;

Mousenoun

a dull light brown colour reminiscent of a mouse's fur

‘her flaxen hair dulled to mouse’;

Mousenoun

a small handheld device which is moved across a mat or flat surface to move the cursor on a computer screen

‘the right mouse button’; ‘copy the file with a click of the mouse’;

Mousenoun

a lump or bruise on or near the eye

‘she touched the mouse under her eye’;

Mouseverb

(of a cat or owl) hunt for or catch mice

‘female cats are usually much better at mousing than males’;

Mouseverb

prowl about as if searching

‘he was mousing among the books of the old library’;

Mouseverb

use a mouse to move or position a cursor on a computer screen

‘simply mouse over any item on the list’;

Mouse

A mouse, plural mice, is a small rodent. Characteristically, mice are known to have a pointed snout, small rounded ears, a body-length scaly tail, and a high breeding rate.

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