Deep mourning. See under Deep.

(Mourn"ing), a.

1. Grieving; sorrowing; lamenting.

2. Employed to express sorrow or grief; worn or used as appropriate to the condition of one bereaved or sorrowing; as, mourning garments; a mourning ring; a mourning pin, and the like.

Mourning bride(Bot.), a garden flower (Scabiosa atropurpurea) with dark purple or crimson flowers in flattened heads.Mourning dove(Zoöl.), a wild dove (Zenaidura macroura) found throughout the United States; — so named from its plaintive note. Called also Carolina dove. See Illust. under Dove.Mourning warbler(Zoöl.), an American ground warbler (Geothlypis Philadelphia). The male has the head, neck, and chest, deep ash- gray, mixed with black on the throat and chest; other lower parts are pure yellow.

(Mourn"ing*ly), adv. In a mourning manner.

(Mour"ni*val) n. See Murnival.

(Mouse) n.; pl. Mice [OE. mous, mus, AS. mus, pl. mys; akin to D. muis, G. maus, OHG. & Icel. mus, Dan. muus, Sw. mus, Russ. muishe, L. mus, Gr. my^s, Skr. mush mouse, mush to steal. &radic277. Cf. Muscle, Musk.]

1. (Zoöl.) 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, or deer, mouse (Hesperomys leucopus) sometimes lives in houses. See Dormouse, Meadow mouse, under Meadow, and Harvest mouse, under Harvest.

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.

3. A familiar term of endearment. Shak.

4. A dark-colored swelling caused by a blow. [Slang]

5. A match used in firing guns or blasting.

Field mouse, Flying mouse, etc. See under Field, Flying, etc.Mouse bird(Zoöl.), a coly. Mouse deer(Zoöl.), a chevrotain, as the kanchil.Mouse galago(Zoöl.), 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. (Zoöl.) (a) A hawk that devours mice. (b) The hawk owl; — called also mouse owl.Mouse lemur(Zoöl.), 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.

(Mouse) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Moused ; p. pr. & vb. n. Mousing ]

1. To watch for and catch mice.

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

2. Garb, drapery, or emblems indicative of grief, esp. clothing or a badge of somber black.

The houses to their tops with black were spread,
And ev'n the pavements were with mourning hid.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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