a tackle for hoisting an anchor.
any tall, reedlike marsh plant of the genus Typha, especially T. latifolia, having long, sword-shaped leaves and dense, cylindrical clusters of minute brown flowers. Historical Examples So two very tired and cross young Fireflies sat on a last year’s cat-tail and sulked. Among the Night People Clara Dillingham Pierson What a pity that the world […]
any tall, reedlike marsh plant of the genus Typha, especially T. latifolia, having long, sword-shaped leaves and dense, cylindrical clusters of minute brown flowers. Historical Examples Perched upon a swaying last year’s cattail, Mr. Red-winged Blackbird shook his head in reply. The Tale of Bobby Bobolink Arthur Scott Bailey They may have been saying: “Already […]
James McKeen [muh-keen] /məˈkin/ (Show IPA), 1860–1944, U.S. psychologist, educator, and editor. Historical Examples Mr. Cattell had suggestions of a technical kind to offer, with which I need not trouble you. A Thin Ghost and Others M. R. (Montague Rhodes) James Also some of their Cattell perish, either by disease or mischance. The Devil in […]
catlike; feline. slyly malicious; spiteful: a catty gossip. (in China and southeast Asia) a weight equal to about 1½ pounds (680 grams) avoirdupois. Contemporary Examples Meanwhile, the gay Republican group, GOProud, cut their own ad, describing Frank as a “catty.” What If Barney Loses? Samuel P. Jacobs October 24, 2010 Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) and Nolan […]