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mousehole

[mous-hohl] /ˈmaʊsˌhoʊl/
noun
1.
the burrow of a mouse.
2.
the entrance to a mouse's burrow.
3.
a small hole resembling this.
Origin of mousehole
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English; see mouse, hole
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  • He waits and watches much as Black Pussy, who is a cousin of Yowler, waits and watches at a mousehole.

    Mother West Wind "Where" Stories Thornton W. Burgess
  • This was on the slope of a hill looking to the sea, about a mile from mousehole.

    The Land's End W. H. Hudson
  • And, as anyone could have guessed, a short time later he pushed his head out of the mousehole in the Administrative Office.

    Chain of Command Stephen Arr
  • mousehole may be found a little to the westward of Penzance and Newlyn.

  • mousehole, one of the most delightful fishing-villages in England, is in this parish, far more unspoiled even than Newlyn.

    The Cornwall Coast Arthur L. Salmon
  • Newlyn, with respect to population, exceeds by one-third that of mousehole.

  • The little town of mousehole was soon in flames, and a handful of brave men who scorned flight perished at their own doors.

  • Newlyn itself is easily accessible compared with mousehole, right round the corner, tucked away under the cliff.

    Cornwall G. E. Mitton
  • She knew every mousehole in the cellar, every spider-web and cracked window-pane in the fascinating attic.

    Missy Dana Gatlin
  • This colony is planted at mousehole; and, according to their account, they have been settled there upwards of three centuries.

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