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At 07:08 28.10.2002 -0500, John Cowan wrote:

>"Mouses" has never been common.  But avoiding the plural was and is common.

In Swedish _musar_ (rather than _möss_ which is the plural of the animal) 
is rather common, but probably only because the same "regularized" plural 
is also used for the meaning 'beavers' (in the non-zoological sense of that 
word hrm hrm).

/ B.Philip Jonsson B^)>
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