cat's foot

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cat's foot low-growing perennial herb having leaves with whitish down and clusters of small white flowers
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Usage

In literature:

There stood the tall birch tree with its drooping leaves; at the top sat the old crow, and at its foot crept the gardener's black cat.
"The Lilac Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
Jim's foot stirred; the cat's teeth came together with a snap.
"Daughter of the Sun" by Jackson Gregory
Then when you wouldn't look at the bead puppy, I hadn't much doubt; and when I said 'Cat's foot!
"Standard Selections" by Various
You haven't a cat's chance if you set foot on that moor.
"The Borough Treasurer" by Joseph Smith Fletcher
Anna, dark, vivid, and slender, was perched on the edge of the table, idly swinging her slippered foot at the cat's head.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
There stood the tall birch tree with its drooping leaves; at the top sat the old crow, and at its foot crept the gardener's black cat.
"The Lilac Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
The last time I mentioned it, she exclaimed 'Cat's foot!
"Mrs. Tree" by Laura E. Richards
Tyke, light-footed as a cat, followed him to Captain Hamilton's door.
"Doubloons--and the Girl" by John Maxwell Forbes
But a nine foot cougar, with a ten-thousand cat-power voice, composing along as he goes, why he's full of music.
"A Man in the Open" by Roger Pocock
He's as soft-footed as a cat and he always prowls in my vicinity.
"The Moonlit Way" by Robert W. Chambers
He began to say something about philosophy, and she broke in with a contemptuous snort and the cat's foot.
"A Yankee from the West" by Opie Read
A friend not long since informed me that a cat at Stone's Distillery was seen to catch two rats at one time, a fore foot on each.
"Our Cats and All About Them" by Harrison Weir
Oh, but he is a swange cat, so he is; and he will show them how to take a poor man in when he's foot-sore and tired, so he will, too.
"Wigwam and War-path; Or the Royal Chief in Chains" by A. B. (Alfred Benjamin) Meacham
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In news:

Yesterday I finally read about how the Brookfield Zoo nursed an underweight black- footed cat, born on Valentine's Day, through a very tenuous period (they're currently "cautiously optimistic").
Photo taken on February 15 are of a male 1-day-old black- footed cat kitten born at Brookfield Zoo on Valentine's Day being fed by Dr Michael Adkesson, associate veterinarian for the Chicago Zoological Society.
The three lease transactions include a seven-year, 76,046-square-foot lease for Brea's VPI Pet Insurance, which covers dogs, cats, birds and exotic pets nationwide.
Mailer 's signature work is aluminum cut-out silhouettes, but this exhibit also includes a print of the commissioned sculpture Cat Tales, a 10-foot cat and bird silhouette.
Sneak peek of the new Marco Island Historical Museum and the unveiling of Naples artist Carl Wagner's six-foot bronze Calusa Cat sculpture on Thursday evening, Feb 4, 2010.
Sneak peek of the new Marco Island Historical Museum and the unveiling of Naples artist Carl Wagner's six-foot bronze Calusa Cat sculpture on Thursday evening, Feb 4, 2010.
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