(Mus`cu*lo*phren"ic) a. [L. musculus muscle + E. phrenic.] (Anat.) Pertaining to the muscles and the diaphragm; as, the musculophrenic artery.

(Mus`cu*los"i*ty) n. The quality or state of being musculous; muscularity. [Obs.]

(Mus`cu*lo*spi"ral) a. [L. musculus muscle + E. spiral.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the muscles, and taking a spiral course; — applied esp. to a large nerve of the arm.

(Mus"cu*lous) a. [L. musculosus: cf. F. musculeux.] Muscular. [Obs.] Jonhson.

(Muse) n. [From F. musse. See Muset.] A gap or hole in a hedge, hence, wall, or the like, through which a wild animal is accustomed to pass; a muset.

Find a hare without a muse.
Old Prov.

(Muse), n. [F. Muse, L. Musa, Gr. . Cf. Mosaic, n., Music.]

1. (Class. Myth.) One of the nine goddesses who presided over song and the different kinds of poetry, and also the arts and sciences; — often used in the plural.

Granville commands; your aid, O Muses, bring:
What Muse for Granville can refuse to sing?

The names of the Muses were Calliope, Clio, Erato, Euterpe, Melpomene, Polymnia or Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia, and Urania.

2. A particular power and practice of poetry. Shak.

3. A poet; a bard. [R.] Milton.

(Muse), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Mused ; p. pr. & vb. n. Musing.] [F. muser to loiter or trifle, orig., to stand with open mouth, fr. LL. musus, morsus, muzzle, snout, fr. L. morsus a biting, bite, fr. mordere to bite. See Morsel, and cf. Amuse, Muzzle, n.]

1. To think closely; to study in silence; to meditate. "Thereon mused he." Chaucer.

He mused upon some dangerous plot.
Sir P. Sidney.

2. To be absent in mind; to be so occupied in study or contemplation as not to observe passing scenes or things present; to be in a brown study. Daniel.

3. To wonder. [Obs.] Spenser. B. Jonson.

Syn. — To consider; meditate; ruminate. See Ponder.

(Muse), v. t.

1. To think on; to meditate on.

Come, then, expressive Silence, muse his praise.

2. To wonder at. [Obs.] Shak.

(Muse), n.

1. Contemplation which abstracts the mind from passing scenes; absorbing thought; hence, absence of mind; a brown study. Milton.

  By PanEris using Melati.

Previous chapter/page Back Home Email this Search Discuss Bookmark Next chapter/page
Copyright: All texts on Bibliomania are © Ltd, and may not be reproduced in any form without our written permission. See our FAQ for more details.