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mouse in Animals topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmousemouse1 /maʊs/ ●●● S2 W3 noun [countable]  1 mice.jpg (plural mice /maɪs/)HBA a small furry animal with a pointed nose and a long tail that lives in people’s houses or in fields The cat laid a dead mouse at my feet. a field mouse2 (plural mouses)TD a small object that you move with your hand to give instructions to a computer Select the printer icon and then click the left mouse button.3 (plural mice) informalNERVOUS a quiet nervous person play cat and mouse at cat(4), → quiet as a mouse at quiet1(1)
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mouseA mouse click on a menu item would do it.a field mouseBill Atkinson quickly hacked a driver program that allowed the mouse to move a cursor on the computer screen.It was the mouse that roared, even if the mouse happens to weigh 286 pounds.The mouse controls a fly swatter.Heatley stayed until 3.30 a.m., when all of the untreated mice had died.