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mouse

a device used to move a pointer around a COMPUTER screen.
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echoed the Mouse, 'it is indeed a wonderful and curious name.
She said to the Mouse, 'You must again be kind enough to look after the house alone, for I have been asked a second time to stand godmother, and as this child has a white ring round its neck, I cannot refuse.
When she came home the Mouse asked, 'What was this child called?
repeated the Mouse, 'they are such curious names; they make me very thoughtful.
AND because the Mouse has teased Miss Moppet --Miss Moppet thinks she will tease the Mouse; which is not at all nice of Miss Moppet.
During the cat's absence the mouse cleaned the house, and put it in order, but the greedy cat entirely emptied the pot of fat.
From this time forth no one invited the cat to be godmother, but when the winter had come and there was no longer anything to be found outside, the mouse thought of their provision, and said: 'Come, cat, we will go to our pot of fat which we have stored up for ourselves--we shall enjoy that.
cried Alice again, for this time the Mouse was bristling all over, and she felt certain it must be really offended.
cried the Mouse, who was trembling down to the end of his tail.
The Mouse did not answer, so Alice went on eagerly: `There is such a nice little dog near our house I should like to show you
Let us all gird on our armour and take our stand on the very brink of the lake, where the ground breaks down sheer: then when they come out and charge upon us, let each seize by the crest the Mouse who attacks him, and cast them with their helmets into the lake; for so we shall drown these dry-hobs (2) in the water, and merrily set up here a trophy of victory over the slaughtered Mice.
But Croakperson kept him off, and rushing at the Mouse in turn, hit him in the middle of the belly and drove the whole reed-spear into him, and as he drew the spear back to him with his strong hand, all his foe's bowels gushed out upon the ground.