(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:Pope.
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.Thomson.
2. To wonder at. [Obs.] Shak.
1. Contemplation which abstracts the mind from passing scenes; absorbing thought; hence, absence of
mind; a brown study. Milton.