Mousing vs Housing - What's the difference?

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In nautical|lang=en terms the difference between mousing and housing

is that mousing is (nautical) a turn or lashing of spun yarn or small stuff, or a metallic clasp or fastening, uniting the point and shank of a hook to prevent its unhooking or straighening out while housing is (nautical) a houseline.

As verbs the difference between mousing and housing

is that mousing is while housing is .

As nouns the difference between mousing and housing

is that mousing is the act of hunting mice while housing is (uncountable) the activity of enclosing something or providing a residence for someone.

As an adjective mousing

is impertinently inquisitive; prying; meddlesome.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

mousing

English

Verb

(head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of hunting mice.
  • (nautical) A turn or lashing of spun yarn or small stuff, or a metallic clasp or fastening, uniting the point and shank of a hook to prevent its unhooking or straighening out.
  • A ratchet movement in a loom.
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Impertinently inquisitive; prying; meddlesome.
  • * L'Estrange
  • Mousing saints.
    (Webster 1913)

    housing

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • We are housing the Wik* servers in Florida.

    Noun

  • (uncountable) The activity of enclosing something or providing a residence for someone.
  • (uncountable) Residences, collectively.
  • She lives in low-income housing .
  • (countable) A mechanical component's container or covering.
  • The gears were grinding against their housing .
  • A cover or cloth for a horse's saddle, as an ornamental or military appendage; a saddlecloth; a horse cloth; in plural, trappings.
  • An appendage to the harness or collar of a harness.
  • (architecture) The space taken out of one solid to admit the insertion of part of another, such as the end of one timber in the side of another.
  • A niche for a statue.
  • (nautical) That portion of a mast or bowsprit which is beneath the deck or within the vessel.
  • (nautical) A houseline.
  • Synonyms

    * (houses, collectively ): accommodation, lodging * (mechanical component's container ): case, casing, cover, covering, lid

    See also

    * house ----