(n.) pl of Mouse.
(pl. ) of Mouse
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To dream of mice, foretells domestic troubles and the insincerity of friends. Business affairs will assume a discouraging tone. To kill mice, denotes that you will conquer your enemies. To let them escape you, is significant of doubtful struggles. For a young woman to dream of mice, warns her of secret enemies, and that deception is being practised upon her. If she should see a mouse in her clothing, it is a sign of scandal in which she will figure.
- Some of these he has left on the Continent, but he has brought with him to this house a cockatoo, two canary-birds, and a whole family of white mice. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- I heard the mice too, rattling behind the panels, as if the same occurrence were important to their interests. Charles Dickens. Great Expectations.
- Mrs. Cadwallader said you might as well marry an Italian with white mice! George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- On a table, at one side of the door, stood the cage, so well known to me by description, which contained his white mice. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- He was a big, fat, odd sort of elderly man, who kept birds and white mice, and spoke to them as if they were so many Christian children. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- He seems to be even fonder of his mice than of his other pets, smiles at them, and kisses them, and calls them by all sorts of endearing names. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- Handle your tools without mittens; remember that _The cat in gloves catches no mice_, as Poor Richard says. Benjamin Franklin. Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin.
- He brought me a lovely tropical parrot in faience, of Dresden ware, also a man ploughing, and two mice climbing up a stalk, also in faience. D. H. Lawrence. Women in Love .
- True says the proverb, said Wamba, interposing his word, but with some abatement of his usual petulance,-- 'When the cat is away, The mice will play. Walter Scott. Ivanhoe.
- I desired a lock for my door, to prevent rats and mice from coming in. Jonathan Swift. Gulliver's Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World.
- I cannot part with my white mice. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- It's worth twice the rent, letting alone my company when you want it and such a cat to keep the mice away. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- With cats, for instance, one naturally takes to catching rats, and another mice, and these tendencies are known to be inherited. Charles Darwin. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.
- The cat's away, and the mice they play; the frost breaks up, and the water runs. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- He was so busy with his mice that he did not notice her. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- Madame Fosco came downstairs, thickly veiled, with the travelling cage of the white mice in her hand. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- The silence that followed was so intense that the faint ticking nibble of the white mice at their wires was distinctly audible where I stood. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- The Count stroked one of his white mice reflectively with his chubby little finger before he answered. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- Why should he be compared with an Italian carrying white mice? George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- Another cat comes after her mice, A cat with a dirty face, But she does not hunt as our darling did, Nor play with her airy grace. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.
- He put the pagoda-cage on his lap, and let out the mice to crawl over him as usual. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- He looked about the room, and noticed the cage with his white mice in it. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- He lifted one of the white mice in the palm of his hand, and spoke to it in his whimsical way. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- The mice have gnawed at it, and sharper teeth than teeth of mice have gnawed at me. Charles Dickens. Great Expectations.
- I have some sea-mice--fine specimens--in spirits. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- They sat still as mice, and Susie cried quarts, I know she did. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.
- He was the youngest of thirteen children, and his parents were as poor as the proverbial church mice. Rupert S. Holland. Historic Inventions.
- And I tell you again, darling, that Mrs General, if I may reverse a common proverb and adapt it to her, is a cat in gloves who _will_ catch mice. Charles Dickens. Little Dorrit.
- The tendency to catch rats rather than mice is known to be inherited. Charles Darwin. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.
- His white mice live in a little pagoda of gaily-painted wirework, designed and made by himself. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.