mice

Definitions

  • Three Blind Mice music
    Three Blind Mice music
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n mice mīs pl. of Mouse.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A kitten with its eyes closed, ignoring the two mice laughing behind it A kitten with its eyes closed, ignoring the two mice laughing behind it
Cat watching mice Cat watching mice
THE CAT AND THE MICE THE CAT AND THE MICE

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1958 the United States sent three mice into space named, Mia, Laska and Benji
    • n mice Plural of mouse.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Mice will nurse babies that are not their own
    • Mice mīs plural of mouse.
    • pl Mice (mīs) one of various animals like the mouse, the flitter-mouse, shrew-mouse: part of a hind-leg of beef, next the round—also Mouse′-butt′ock and Mouse′-piece: a match for firing a cannon or mine: a small cushion for a woman's hair
    • pl Mice (slang) a black eye, or discoloured swelling: a term of endearment
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Quotations

  • Bill Vaughan
    Bill Vaughan
    “If a farmer fills his barn with grain, he gets mice. If he leaves it empty, he gets actors.”
  • George Gobel
    George Gobel
    “If you build a better mousetrap, you will catch better mice.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “There's always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there ain't happy.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Before you build a better mousetrap, it helps to know if there are any mice out there.”
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma%20Gandhi
    “The mice which helplessly find themselves between the cats teeth acquire no merit from their enforced sacrifice.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. mús, pl. mýs; Ger. maus, L. and Gr. mus.

Usage

In literature:

Probably you will not need to worry about them very much; certainly not the rats, mice or chickens.
"The Story of Silk" by Sara Ware Bassett
Elaine and Dona entered, and asked for white mice.
"A Patriotic Schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
They eat some kinds of birds, rats, mice, fish, reptiles, and insects.
"Light On the Child's Path" by William Allen Bixler
THE WEASEL AND THE MICE.
"The Fables of Phædrus" by Phaedrus
He also gave him a coach drawn by six small mice.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
A different set of mice should be chosen each time, so as to give all of the players an opportunity to join in the game.
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
The alarm of the weasel, however, was nothing to that of the wood-mice.
"The Watchers of the Trails" by Charles G. D. Roberts
He keeps so low that the birds and mice do not see him till he is fairly upon them.
"Bird Stories from Burroughs" by John Burroughs
But the mice, not being used to pussies, did not mind hearing her call a cat in the least.
"Sonny Boy" by Sophie Swett
The three travelled mice were drawn up in a row alone.
"The Sand-Hills of Jutland" by Hans Christian Andersen
In his frequent visits to the stable, Jacko amused himself by catching mice that crept out to pick up the corn.
"Minnie's Pet Monkey" by Madeline Leslie
Over the "grand parade" was a roof, which prevented the mice from getting out over the tops of the nest-houses.
"Make or Break" by Oliver Optic
An hour is fixed when the exercise shall end, and if within the given time the "cats" have not discovered the "mice," the "mice" win.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
You are troubled with mice in the house.
"Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends" by Gertrude Landa
Where rats can go, mice can.
"The Crown of Wild Olive" by John Ruskin
The servants decreased in number, and the mice multiplied.
"What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
She has kept the mice down.
"Pussy and Doggy Tales" by Edith Nesbit
Mice are harder even than swans for most people to get acquainted with.
"The Book of Saints and Friendly Beasts" by Abbie Farwell Brown
I sat down on Fluff's pillow, and soon introduced myself to the little mice.
"Five Mice in a Mouse-trap" by Laura E. Richards
Indians and Mice, How to make, 312; How the Indians were wronged, 495.
"Harper's Young People, 1880 Index" by Various
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In poetry:

Small mice at night
Can wake more fright
Than lions at midday.
An urchin small
Torments us all
Who tread his prickly way.
"Song: One Hard Look" by Robert Graves
So when unseen destruction lurks,
Which men like mice may share,
May some kind angel clear thy path,
And break the hidden snare.
"The Mouse's Petition" by Anna Laetitia Aikin Barbauld
Believes high heaven, whence favours flow,
Too kind to ask a sacrifice
For what it specially doth bestow; -
Gives SHE, 'tis generous, cheese to mice.
"Lines To A Friend Visiting America" by George Meredith
He'd squandered three ha'pence in less than a week
His wife asks for money - in vain
Says, what have you done with it? All he can say - is
"The mice have been at it again!"
"The Sailor Comes Home With The Washing" by T W Connor
(Saints go their rounds, who shall doubt?
—-March, with the moon to admire,
Up nave, down chancel, turn transept about,
Supervise all betwixt pavement and spire,
Put rats and mice to the rout—-
"Master Hugues Of Saxe-Gotha" by Robert Browning
Then there arose in the midst of the company a large, grave cat and
looked upon them and said, "Brethren, pray ye; and when ye have
prayed again and yet again, nothing doubting, verily then it shall
rain mice."
"The Wise Dog" by Khalil Gibran

In news:

Now research in mice suggests they may be reverting to a precursor state.
Scientists are now finding that RNAi is a faster way to turn off genes than other methods like creating so-called knockout mice that lack a particular gene.
These metal mice got quite a few nibbles for J's Rustic Nest from Boerne.
New mice scamper out from Kensington.
We think we know what schizophrenia looks like in mice.
Purging Cells in Mice Is Found to Combat Aging Ills.
Two 9-month-old mice from the study.
Perseverance Theatre presents Steinbeck 's enduring tragedy, 'Of Mice and Men'.
SHERMAN — The Sherman Players have put together a powerful production of John Steinbeck 's Of Mice and Men.
Steinbeck shines on stage TheatreWorks' sensitive take on 'Of Mice and Men' is even better than the book.
Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute found that baby mice begin to suckle their mother's milk after learning her unique combination of odors.
Scientists have discovered that a sugar molecule appears to keep the symptoms of Tay -Sachs disease from developing in mice, and they plan to test the substance on people.
Scientists have discovered that a sugar molecule appears to keep the symptoms of Tay-Sachs disease from developing in mice, and they plan to test the substance on people.
After the mice ate the tomatoes as 2.2 percent of their Western-style high-fat, calorie-packed diet, those given the peptide- enhanced tomatoes had significantly.
If the cats are the police and the mice are metal thieves, the mice are winning.
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In science:

There is a natural way of organizing the construction of such mice as an induction.
Descriptive inner model theory
In particular, we will concentrate on the theory of hod mice and explain how it was used to prove instances of MSC.
Descriptive inner model theory
It must then be that mice with significant large cardinals cannot be compared using linear iterations.
Descriptive inner model theory
How iterable does a premouse need to be in order to be called a mouse? In general, to have a good theory of mice one needs countable iterability.
Descriptive inner model theory
Comparison for arbitrary mice takes the following form.
Descriptive inner model theory
Theorem 1.10 (Mitchell-Steel, ) Suppose M and N are two mice which are max(|M|+ , |N |+ ) + 1-iterable via iteration strategies Σ and Λ respectively.
Descriptive inner model theory
Corollary 1.11 Suppose M and N are two mice which are max(|M|+ , |N |+ ) + 1-iterable.
Descriptive inner model theory
An immediate consequence of Corollary 1.12 is that reals appearing in mice are ordinal definable.
Descriptive inner model theory
Theorem 1.18 implies that the pro jective truth can be captured by mice. A modification of its proof also implies that every real which is ∆1 2n+2 in a countable ordinal is in M2n (the reverse direction, due to Steel, is also true, see ).
Descriptive inner model theory
We haven’t said a word on how to construct mice.
Descriptive inner model theory
The main method for constructing mice is via background constructions.
Descriptive inner model theory
In the prelude of this paper we mentioned that the constructions producing mice are desired to be universal.
Descriptive inner model theory
Complicated mice have complicated iteration strategies.
Descriptive inner model theory
Notice that Theorem 3.3 is an instance of capturing definability via mice, a topic we discussed in Section 1.5.
Descriptive inner model theory
Section 1.5 and had to do with capturing pro jective truth inside mice (for instance, see Theorem 1.18).
Descriptive inner model theory
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