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.
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 perpetual use of bougies, either of catgut or of caoutchouc.
Zoonomia, Vol. II Erasmus Darwin
Each muscle I sutured by itself with catgut, making a separate series of continuous suturing of the fascia lata and skin.
Mortmain Arthur Cheny Train
I know that; but did not you hear Mrs. catgut say it was fashionable?
The Contrast Royall Tyler
Her nerves felt drawn to a tension that threatened to snap them like catgut drawn too tightly on a violin.
The Lone Ranger Rides Fran Striker
The other end of the catgut is fixed to the peg which fits in the hole in the roof.
Toy-Making at Home Morley Adams
This wound may be brought together by catgut sutures, or may be allowed to heal by granulation.
Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry Maximilian Stern
Then he bound her with the catgut, so that she was not able by any means to unloose herself.
Sagas from the Far East Various
Wound infection may take place from catgut which has not been efficiently prepared.
Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Like the viola da gamba, it has six strings and catgut frets.
Musical Myths and Facts, Volume I (of 2) Carl Engel
a strong cord made from the dried intestines of sheep and other animals that is used for stringing certain musical instruments and sports rackets, and, when sterilized, as surgical ligatures Often shortened to gut
1590s, altered from kitgut, probably from obsolete kit (n.2) “fiddle” + gut (n.). It was made from the intestines of sheep.
catgut cat·gut (kāt’gŭt’)
A tough, thin cord made from the treated and stretched intestines of certain animals, especially sheep, and used for surgical ligatures.
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).
a flexible or rigid hollow tube employed to drain fluids from body cavities or to distend body passages, especially one for passing into the bladder through the urethra to draw off urine or into the heart through a leg vein or arm vein for diagnostic examination. Historical Examples The catheter is now gently withdrawn until […]