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An animal of the family Felidae:
- At twilight in the summer there is never anybody to fear—man, woman, or cat—in the chambers and at that hour the mice come out. They do not eat parchment or foolscap or red tape, but they eat the luncheon crumbs.
1985 January, George Laycock, "Our American Lion", in Boy Scouts of America, ''(w)'', 28.
- If you should someday round a corner on the hiking trail and come face to face with a mountain lion, you would probably never forget the mighty cat.
A spiteful or angry woman. (defdate)
1835 September, anonymous, "The Pigs", in ''The New-England Magazine'', Vol. 9, 156.
- But, ere one rapid moon its tale has told, / He finds his prize — a cat — a slut — a scold.
An enthusiast or player of jazz.
(quote-song)|title=Hold on to Yourself|passage=I turn on the radio / There's some cat on the saxophone / Laying down a litany of excuses
A person (usually male).
1973 December, "Books Noted", discussing ''A Dialogue'' (by James Baldwin and Nikki Giovanni), in ''Black World'', Johnson Publishing Company, 77.
- BALDWIN: That's what we were talking about before. And by the way, you did not have to tell me that you think your father is a groovy cat; I knew that.
(quote-song)|title=Fiend|year=1998|album=Respect|passage=What fags are true I know what Mack's might doI'm quite familiar with cats like youProvoke to get me give me a good reason to smoke meTry to break me but never wrote me)
A prostitute. (defdate)
A strong tackle used to hoist an anchor to the cathead of a ship.
(non-gloss definition) cat-o'-nine-tails.
(quote-book) (Assembly No. 335)|title=Documents of the Assembly of the State of New York|page=44|passage=(..)he whipped a black man for disobedience of his orders fifty lashes; and again whipped him with a cat, which he wound with wire, about the same number of stripes;(..)he used this cat on one other man, and then destroyed the cat wound with wire.
A sturdy merchant sailing vessel (qualifier).
The game of "and ball" (also called "cat and dog").
The trap of the game of "trap and ball".
The pointed piece of wood that is struck in the game of tipcat.
1922, (w), ''Pirates' Hope'', Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, page 226:
- The anchors were catted at the bows of the yacht …
To flog with a cat-o'-nine-tails.
A program and command in Unix that reads one or more files and directs their content to the standard output.
To dump large amounts of data on (an unprepared target) usually with no intention of browsing it carefully.
(quote-book)|title=Pioneers!|O Pioneers!|chapter=2|passage=She missed the fish diet of her own country, and twice every summer she sent the boys to the river, twenty miles to the southward, to fish for channel cat.
1916, M. Shults, "Fishing for Yellow Cat in the Brazos", in ''Field and Stream'', vol. 21, 478.
- Fishing for cat is probably, up to a certain stage, the least exciting of all similar sports.
Any of a variety of earth-moving machines. (from their manufacturer (w))
(circa) (w), ‘Lamentations de Damaris’:
- Où'est donc qu'j'iron, mé et mes puches / Ma catte, et l'reste de l'écu?
2006, Peggy Collenette, ‘D'la gâche de Guernési’, ''P'tites Lures Guernésiaises'', Cromwell Press 2006, page 20:
- Ils d'visirent pour enne haeure, mais la Louise était pas chagrinaïe au tour sa pâte, pasqué a savait que le cat était à gardaïr la pâte caoude. (''They talked for an hour, but Louise was not worried about her dough, because she knew that the cat was keeping the dough warm.'')
(alternative form of)
- Mi-aduc bine aminte că unul sărea de la al cincilea cat, și c-o mână își ținea pălăria. Grozav îi era de pălărie!
- : I remember well that one was jumping from the fifth floor, and was holding his hat with one hand. That proud was he of the hat!