black cat

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n black cat large dark brown North American arboreal carnivorous mammal
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There is no single cat called the panther. The name is commonly applied to the leopard, but it is also used to refer to the puma and the jaguar. A black panther is really a black leopard.
    • Black cat (Zoöl) the fisher, a quadruped of North America allied to the sable, but larger. See Fisher.
    • Black cat the fisher. See under Black.
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Usage

In literature:

There, sure enough, was an animal about the size of a cat, of a dark hay colour, with a patch of dirty orange and black upon the back.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
I should have got back to bed quicker if it had not been for Margery's black cat and the night-moths.
"Last Words" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
For Halloween there is a design of witches with brooms, or cats and bats in black on a yellow ground.
"Armour's Monthly Cook Book, Volume 2, No. 12, October 1913" by Various
I said that black cats brought good luck, and, anyhow, by night all cats were grey.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 147, August 12, 1914" by Various
You don't mind black cats, do you?
"The Clansman" by Thomas Dixon
Once my little girl was attacked by a large black cat, which she recognized as Goody Nurse.
"The Witch of Salem" by John R. Musick
Some of the cats were black.
"Fairy Prince and Other Stories" by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
In her arms was a cat, with a black spot over one eye.
"Clematis" by Bertha B. Cobb
Wot's worse, this 'ere cat looks per-cisely like your uncle, green eyes, white shirt front, black tie and all.
"At the Sign of the Jack O'Lantern" by Myrtle Reed
Two years passed by after my return to London without special incident, save that my black cat died.
"The Blue Germ" by Martin Swayne
So let us remember that, although the black cat does appear fierce, she is really good at heart.
"The New Education" by Scott Nearing
There was a touch of humor too, for on a long plank, at either end, sat a rat and a great black cat.
"Hester's Counterpart" by Jean K. Baird
For there in front of her stood an enormous black cat.
"Here and Now Story Book" by Lucy Sprague Mitchell
The priests basking in the warmth were like four great black cats.
"The Land of The Blessed Virgin; Sketches and Impressions in Andalusia" by William Somerset Maugham
Ah, you may laugh to yourself, but there's more than you think of about a black cat.
"Hunting the Skipper" by George Manville Fenn
I'd like to get him, for a black cat's fur is worth something.
"Ben Comee" by M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan
A black cat which had been stretched near the fire rose at her entrance, and spat as if he resented the intrusion as well as his mistress.
"In Doublet and Hose" by Lucy Foster Madison
We ain't got a black cat aboard; and, so, trust to Providence.
"A Yacht Voyage to Norway, Denmark, and Sweden" by W. A. Ross
Me bling three, four black cat.
"The Spoilers of the Valley" by Robert Watson
Instantly the cat pounced upon it, nosing the body eagerly, and Black Tex burst into a storm of oaths.
"Hidden Water" by Dane Coolidge
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In poetry:

The shadow was so black,
I thought it was a cat,
But once in to it
I knew it
No more black
Than a shadow's back.
"Conviction (III)" by Stevie Smith
Now the lamps are shining
at the barred windows. A dog whines
at a closed door. A black cat
twirls in the smooth sky ...
"The Street Is Waiting For The Night..." by Juan Ramon Jimenez
NATHANIEL.
What makes her sit there moping by herself,
With no soul near her but that great black cat?
And do but look at her!
"English Eclogues V - The Witch" by Robert Southey
I have been drugged and raped.
Seven hours knocked out of my right mind
Into a black sack
Where I relax, foetus or cat,
Lever of his wet dreams.
"The Jailer" by Sylvia Plath
When the tea is brought at five o'clock,
And all the neat curtains are drawn with care,
The little black cat with bright green eyes
Is suddenly purring there.
"Milk For The Cat" by Harold Monro
I shot, one day, a cat in a ditch—
The dear black cat of Anna the witch;
Upon me, at night, seven were-wolves came down,
Seven women they were, from out of the town.
"Gipsy Song" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In news:

Wild Flag at Black Cat .
Indie rock's newest supergroup, Wild Flag, made its DC debut at the Black Cat on Thursday.
He's alright: Kurt Vile plays Black Cat Wednesday night.
Curse of the Black Cat .
But black cat s can make good pets.
One black cat needs its owner.
Mesabi Family YMCA annual Black Cat festivities.
The Mesabi Family YMCA, a non-profit organization in Mt Iron is having their annual Black Cat fun day Saturday, October 9.
JD's Birthday Party at the Black Cat .
Black Cat ' offers some horrifying scenes.
Fair Grounds race day honors ' Black Cat '.
Twenty-four-hour news networks interrupted their coverage of skydiving cats earlier this week to light a fire under NHTSA's announcement that it planned to mandate event data recorders, or black boxes, be installed in all new cars .
Wearing a pink poodle skirt and black cat-eye sunglasses, Robyn Harrington Schmidt wanted to do two things Thursday: dance and attempt to break a world record.
All Blogs On The Download Boston Accents 11.14.12 #MEOW edition with Cat Sounds, Abadabad, Black Light Dinner Party , Dear Leader, Art Decade, Qualms.
Bethany is a young female cat with a short haired black and white coat.
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In science:

We distinguish two cases, one in which a Bell state measurement involves the first particle (the black node) of the cat state and one in which it does not.
Entanglement Swapping of Generalized Cat States and Secret Sharing
We therefore depict a cat state by a line with n nodes on it, distinguishing the first node from the others by by assigning a black circle to it compared with empty circles assigned to others (fig. (2)).
Entanglement Swapping of Generalized Cat States and Secret Sharing
Summers, “Catfish: A Monte Carlo simulator for black holes at the LHC,” [arXiv:hep-ph/0609001].
Comparison of Black Hole Generators for the LHC
From Starkenburg et al. (2010), new CaT calibration (coloured lines) and a sample of well-studied RGB stars in the Milky Way halo (black diamonds) and one extremely low-metallicity star in Botes I (black asterisk).
Working Group Summary - Local Universe
In our “jaguar ” example, for instance, we may fin d one topic to be strongly ”, etc., while another topic may associated with words “cars”, “automotive ”, “parts”, “jag be associated with words “animals”, “cats”, “cute ”, “black ”, etc., and still another with “guitar ”, “fender ”, “music ”, etc. and so on.
Modeling Social Annotation: a Bayesian Approach
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