Musits

or Musets. Gaps in a hedge; places through which a hare makes his way to escape the hounds.

The many musits through the which he goes
Are like a labyrinth to amaze his foes.

Shakespeare: Venus and Adonts.

The passing of the hare through these gaps is termed musing. The word is from musse (old French), a little hole.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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