a long double-edged surgical knife for amputations
(rare) catgut or a string made from it
an archaic word for kitten
a short, light nap or doze. to doze or sleep lightly. Historical Examples noun a short sleep or doze verb -naps, -napping, -napped (intransitive) to sleep or doze for a short time or intermittently n. also cat-nap, cat’s nap, by 1823, from cat (n.) + nap (n.). A nap such as a cat takes. As […]
Marcus Porcius [pawr-shee-uh s,, -shuh s] /ˈpɔr ʃi əs,, -ʃəs/ (Show IPA), (“the Elder”or”the Censor”) 234–149 b.c, Roman statesman, soldier, and writer. his great-grandson, Marcus Porcius (“the Younger”) 95–46 b.c, Roman statesman, soldier, and Stoic philosopher. Contemporary Examples Historical Examples noun Marcus Porcius (ˈmɑːkəsˈpɔːʃɪəs), known as Cato the Elder or the Censor. 234–149 bc, Roman […]
n. late 14c., from Latin catoblepas, from Greek katobleps, from kato “downward” (related to kata-) + blepein “to look,” but this might be ancient folk etymology. Name given by ancient authors to some African animal. A wylde beest that hyghte Catoblefas and hath a lytyll body and nyce in all membres and a grete heed […]
a federal park in N central Maryland: site of Camp David. 9 sq. mi. (23 sq. km).