Mouse-ear

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mouse-ear (Bot) The forget-me-not (Myosotis palustris) and other species of the same genus.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mouse-ear A species of hawkweed, Hieracium Pilosella, found throughout Europe and northern Asia. It is a low herb with tufted radical leaves and leafy barren creepers, its heads of lemon-colored flowers borne on leafless scapes. Also called mouse-ear hawkweed.
    • n mouse-ear One of various species of scorpion-grass or forget-me-not of the genus Myosotis: so called in allusion to their short soft leaves. See Myosotis.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Mouse-ear a name of several plants with soft leaves shaped like a mouse's ear
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

A Mouse ran over his mane and ears and woke him from his slumbers.
"Aesop's Fables" by Aesop
The mouse with the cropped ears found a lamp full of oil and a bottle full of pepper.
"The Blue Fairy Book" by Various
At just four o'clock the mouse-colored mule jogged into Fort Larned and waved a triumphant pair of ears.
"Last of the Great Scouts" by Helen Cody Wetmore
Cubby was as quiet as a mouse, and his very quiet and the alert way he held his ears gave me a vague alarm.
"The Young Forester" by Zane Grey
Hence it is that Andreas has such ears that he can hear the sap in the trees or the cheep of the mouse in its burrow.
"Sir Nigel" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Then meditatively she unbraided her long, mouse-coloured braids; twisted them into tentative loops over her ears; earnestly studied the effect.
"Missy" by Dana Gatlin
They are not much larger than a mouse, have a beautiful full black eye, long ears, and tail feathered towards the end.
"Expedition into Central Australia" by Charles Sturt
At eight o'clock all the colleges awake and the little mouse-ear.
"Flowers and Flower-Gardens" by David Lester Richardson
I went out to gather some mouse-ear.
"A Reputed Changeling" by Charlotte M. Yonge
The people of Metapontum stamped their money with a mouse gnawing an ear of corn.
"Custom and Myth" by Andrew Lang
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In poetry:

Though small my basket, all my toil
Filled it with mouse-ears but in part.
I set it on the path, and sighed
For the dear master of my heart.
"Lamenting The Absence Of A Cherished Friend" by Confucius
Or, if her long tail gets uncurled
And sways but the least bit in the world,
And one of them makes a roguish nip
At it, or plays at mouse with the tip,
Somebody hears,
A loud boxed ears!
"The Three Little Kittens" by Clara Doty Bates

In news:

The Mouse gets his ears clipped .
Those aren't mouse ears: Disney sued by hijab -wearing former employee.
The be-mouse-eared beatmaker's Modify-made signature timepiece flashes his logo in signature LED green, boasts a glow-in-the-dark strap.
The new "Glow With the Show" Mickey Mouse ears light up in sync to Disney shows ( Walt Disney Co.
0 The new "Glow With the Show" Mickey Mouse ears light up in sync to Disney shows ( Walt Disney Co.
But in the African spiny mouse the team found that the ear hole does close, which is quite a feat considering the complex blend of cartilage, skin, hair, and other tissues that make up ears.
Michelle Carl/The Press TribuneMickey Mouse ears.
0 The new " Glow With the Show" Mickey Mouse ears light up in sync to Disney shows ( Walt Disney Co.
Mickey Mouse ears, Tinker Bell tumblers, Snow White nightshirts and other Walt Disney World souvenirs will be imported through the Port of Jacksonville.
Or it could be a new set of mouse ears on R2-D2.
Joey & Mary wear Mickey Mouse ears.
Sarah Jessica Parker's Waves and Mickey Mouse Ears.
'Star Wars' in Mickey Mouse ears.
Ever wondered why the propellers you see on the engines of most pontoon boats resemble Mickey Mouse ears.
Blood vessels (red) and the surrounding glands (green) come to life in this image of the microvasculature network inside a mouse ear.
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