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mouser

Syllabification: mous·er
Pronunciation: /ˈmousər, -zər
 
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Definition of mouser in English:

noun

An animal that catches mice, especially a cat.
Example sentences
  • Among the many stories preserved in these tombs is the history of how wild cats first became mousers, then house pets, then gods.
  • Still others assert that Norwegian Vikings, who wreaked havoc on the coasts of Europe and beyond from the 8th to the 10th centuries, kept forest cats as mousers and pets.
  • Images of barn cats and warehouse mousers might not spring to mind when thinking of the working heritage of our country, but our cats performed their task as well as any other man or beast.

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