from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A hole made by a mouse, for passage or abode, as in a wall; hence, a very small hole like that gnawed by a mouse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hole where mice enter or pass, or so small that nothing larger than a mouse may pass in or out; a very small inlet or outlet.


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  • An offshore company called Mousehole recently bought stakes in two Hertha Berlin players and Klaus-Michael Kühne is said to have paid €12.5m for stakes in the rights of five Hamburg players.

    Premier League and Ligue 1 to lobby Uefa over third‑party ownership

  • Under the guidance of our friend, who of course acted as leader, we now passed on to the famous place known as Mousehole, a picturesque village in a shady hollow, with St. Clement's Island a little way out to sea in front.

    From John O'Groats to Land's End

  • In homage to fisherman Tom Bawcock – said to have saved 16th-century residents from starvation with his bountiful, between-storms catch – this annual jolly sees local youngsters brandishing nautical lanterns, and also coincides with Mousehole Harbour's lights display; look out for the sea serpent and Celtic cross.

    This week's new events

  • If you're after a cottage in popular fishing towns such as Mousehole and Newlyn, West Cornwall Cottage Holidays is a good bet.

    UK cottages: the south-west

  • "We felt guilty about having a meal, in a pub in Mousehole, on the arthouse budget," she said.

    Coffee with Tilda Swinton

  • I have a book recommendation for you to read to him, Antonia Barber's The Mousehole Cat.

    Weekly Catchup

  • Guess I'll make it Mousehole tomorrow ..... previous - next

    roland Diary Entry

  • I'll flea him Alive, follow me, I'll not leave a Mousehole unsearch'd; if I find him, by St. _Jago_, I'll Equip him for the _Opera.

    The Busie Body

  • King of Prussia reached West Cornwall, a Mousehole man exclaimed,

    The Cornwall Coast

  • She is positive, however, that there is neither in Mousehole, nor in any other part of the county, any other person who knows anything of it, or at least can converse in it.

    The Cornwall Coast


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