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 Mouse.Mouse Tower (The), 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Mouse, Mousie,
 
terms of endearment. Other terms of endearment from animals are, bird or birdie (as “My bonnie bird”); puss, pussy; lamb, lambkin; “You little monkey” is an endearing reproof to a child. Dog and pig are used in a bad sense, as “You dirty dog;” “You filthy pig.” Brave as a lion, surly as a bear, crafty as a fox, proud as a peacock, fleet as a hare, and several phrases of a like character are in common use.   1
       
“God bless you, mouse, the bridegroom said,
And smakt her on the lips.”
       
Warner: Alb. Eng., p. 17.
 


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