feline

Definitions

  • FELINE AMENITIES
    FELINE AMENITIES
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj feline of or relating to cats "feline fur"
    • n feline any of various lithe-bodied roundheaded fissiped mammals, many with retractile claws
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Feline (Zoöl) Catlike; of or pertaining to the genus Felis, or family Felidæ; as, the feline race; feline voracity.
    • Feline Characteristic of cats; sly; stealthy; treacherous; as, a feline nature; feline manners.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • feline Catlike in form or structure, as an animal; of or pertaining to the Felidæ, Felinæ, or genus Felis; typically æluroid.
    • feline Pertaining to or characteristic of animals of the cat tribe; cat-like in character or quality; resembling a cat in any respect: often applied to persons: as, feline softness of step; feline stealthiness, cruelty, or treachery.
    • n feline One of the Felidæ or Felinæ; a feline or cat-like animal; in popular use, a domestic cat.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Feline fē′līn pertaining to the cat or the cat kind: like a cat
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. felinus, fr. feles, felis, cat, prob. orig., the fruitful: cf. F. félin,. See Fetus
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. felinusfelis, a cat.

Usage

In literature:

But the most fierce of all these wild forest animals are those of the feline class.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
The latter grinned with feline humor after they held a short conference.
"'Firebrand' Trevison" by Charles Alden Seltzer
The robins had already got every berry and gone, leaving the feline effigy in the bare tree, an object of mirth and ridicule.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
In her movements there was a sinuous feline grace which was delightful, and yet rather terrifying.
"The Hero" by William Somerset Maugham
But in Egypt feline eyes shine with supernatural lustre.
"Moon Lore" by Timothy Harley
The principal felines are the tiger, the lion, the leopard, the puma, and the jaguar.
"The Wonders of the Jungle, Book Two" by Prince Sarath Ghosh
The tense feline growl of the tiger grew more distinct.
"Tales of the Malayan Coast" by Rounsevelle Wildman
Saxham, his square face stony and set, moved with a noiseless, feline, padding step towards the prone victim.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
The jaguar, like all feline quadrupeds, springs directly forward upon his prey.
"Bruin" by Mayne Reid
His feline character is enforced by his formidable claws.
"A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1" by Georges Perrot
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In poetry:

The sleek Brazilian jaguar
Does not in its arboreal gloom
Distil so rank a feline smell
As Grishkin in a drawing-room.
"Whispers Of Immortality" by T S Eliot
But what sad music fills the quiet hall,
If on her back a feline rival fall!
And oh, what noises shake the tranquil house
If old Self-interest cheats her of a mouse.
"An After-Dinner Poem" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
The mantis, long-clawed, furtive, lean--
Fierce feline of the insect hordes--
And dragonfly, gauze-winged and green,
Beneath the wild-grape's leaves and gourd's,
Have housed themselves and rest unseen.
"Rain In The Woods" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Feline owners discover that dogs don't own the sidewalk.
The Winn Foundation and University have supported his efforts, but Pedersen also helped to begin the non-profit SOCK (Save Our Kittens and Cats) FIP to aid the affected felines .
Feline fundraiser set for Wednesday in Bordentown City By Jeannie O'Sullivan Staff writer PhillyBurbs.com.
I refuse to watch the nightly news with Lee on Halloween because there always seems to be an alarming story involving kids and felines .
Miller's free spay/neuter program helps 100th feline .
It is spread by all body secretions or by pet toys or even just from petting an infected cat and then petting other felines .
Animal Planet TV host Jackson Galaxy develops an understanding with feline friends.
There were 132 adoptions made at this year's Feline Fest.
CAPITAL DISTRICT — It was all about the cats at the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society's sixth Feline Fest running Thursday, July 26, to Sunday, July 29.
Following Up On Tuesday's Feline Mayor Story.
Feline celebrates 15th year as mayor of small Alaska town.
The mayor of a sleepy Alaska town is feline fine.
Feline mayor is the cat's pajamas.
Known locally as "Mayor Stubbs," the feline 's popularity is undisputed: he has 1,000 friends on Facebook, which exceeds the town's 900 residents.
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — The cat rescue operation Project Purr is celebrating the Fourth of July with special " Feline Independence Day" adoption events.
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In science:

In fact, some results appearing in [BPV03] (notably the preservation of one-basedness) were originally proved quite easily in this context, and it took a bit of effort to find first order counterparts for the “feline” proofs.
Lovely pairs of models: the non first order case
In any event this unfortunate feline is put in a box that contains a capsule of poison gas and a sample of uranium.
A Quantum Past
The classical SI epidemiological model has been proposed and applied to the circulation of the Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) within domestic cats.
Dynamical graphs for the SI epidemiological model
FIV is a lentivirus which is structurally similar to the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and induces feline AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) in cats.
Dynamical graphs for the SI epidemiological model
Let me conclude with the following three remarks: First remark. I have certainly not attempted to provide any explanation for human (or feline!) consciousness.
Does Schrodinger's Cat Know Something That Schrodinger Does Not Know?
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