To Mouse. v.n. [from the noun.]
- To catch mice.
An eagle tow'ring, in his pride of place
Was by a mousing owl hawk'd and kill'd. Shakespeare.
- I suppose it means, in the following passage, sly; insidious; or predatory, rapacious; interested.
A whole assembly of mousing saints, under the mask of zeal and good nature, lay many kingdoms in blood. L'Estrange.