to move in the soft, stealthy manner of a cat; pussyfoot.
Be off, old pray-lip—off, and take with you Your cat-foot peace and milky piety!
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a strong cord made by twisting the dried intestines of animals, as sheep, used in stringing musical instruments and tennis rackets, for surgical sutures, etc. goat’s-rue. Historical Examples Simultaneously, the jockeys sat down to ridethere was the cruel swish of catgut, the crueler prodding of steel. Ainslee’s, Vol. 15, No. 5, June 1905 Various The […]
any of a number of short ropes or rods for gathering in shrouds near their tops.
a projecting timber or metal beam to which an anchor is hoisted and secured. Historical Examples Sube was still gazing at the banknote when cathead came out of the house. Sube Cane Edward Bellamy Partridge “They’re in the pantry,” said Sube as he started to follow cathead down the stairs. Sube Cane Edward Bellamy Partridge […]
to invest emotion or feeling in (an idea, object, or another person).