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Mouse vs. Gerbil

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The main difference between Mouse and Gerbil is that the Mouse is a vernacular name for species from the family Muridae and Gerbil is a subfamily of mammals

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  • Mouse (noun)

    Any small rodent of the genus Mus.

  • Mouse (noun)

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

  • Mouse (noun)

    A quiet or shy person.

  • Mouse (noun)

    (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.

  • Mouse (noun)

    Hematoma.

  • Mouse (noun)

    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.

  • Mouse (noun)

    A familiar term of endearment.

  • Mouse (noun)

    A match used in firing guns or blasting.

  • Mouse (noun)

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

  • Mouse (noun)

    A small cushion for a woman's hair.

  • Mouse (verb)

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

  • Mouse (verb)

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

  • Mouse (verb)

    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."

  • Mouse (verb)

    To navigate by means of a computer mouse.

  • Mouse (verb)

    To tear, as a cat devours a mouse.

  • Gerbil (noun)

    One of several species of small, jumping, murine rodents, of the genus noshow=1 and certain other genera in subfamily Gerbillinae, with leaping powers resembling the jerboa, native to Africa, India, and Southern Europe.

  • Gerbil (verb)

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

  • Gerbil (verb)

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

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Mouse (noun)

    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.

  • Mouse (noun)

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

  • Mouse (noun)

    A familiar term of endearment.

  • Mouse (noun)

    A dark-colored swelling caused by a blow.

  • Mouse (noun)

    A match used in firing guns or blasting.

  • Mouse (verb)

    To watch for and catch mice.

  • Mouse (verb)

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

  • Mouse

    To tear, as a cat devours a mouse.

  • Mouse

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

  • Gerbil (noun)

    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.

  • Gerbil (noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary
  • Mouse (noun)

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

  • Mouse (noun)

    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"

  • Mouse (verb)

    to go stealthily or furtively;

    "..stead of sneaking around spying on the neighbor's house"

  • Mouse (verb)

    manipulate the mouse of a computer

  • Gerbil (noun)

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

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