tabby cat

Definitions

  • The neighbor's tabby cat asking for food
    The neighbor's tabby cat asking for food
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tabby cat a cat with a grey or tawny coat mottled with black
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Usage

In literature:

The big grey cat that lives in our barn to catch the mice is named Tabby.
"Mary's Rainbow" by Mary Edward Feehan
The incident of the tabby cat's appearance with six kittens may have been a portent either of good or of evil.
"The House" by Eugene Field
To us, Thomas only looks like an ordinary, sleek, well-fed, tabby cat.
"More Tales in the Land of Nursery Rhyme" by Ada M. Marzials
Conceivably he might flop into a swollen river to save a drowning puppy; might dive into a burning building after some stranger's pet tabby cat.
"From Place to Place" by Irvin S. Cobb
Do you know why the rabbits are caught in the snare Or the tabby cat's shot on the tiles?
"The Book of Humorous Verse" by Various
Well, this cat was an ordinary nice creature, tabby, and in she came, and sat watching me while I had soup.
"The Five Jars" by Montague Rhodes James
An' tame as pet tabby cats!
"The Land of Fire" by Mayne Reid
Just as they turned into the road, who should come jumping along but Tabby the cat.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf; a Practical Plan of Character Building, Volume I (of 17)" by Various
The tabby-cat statesmen who had been too old to fight, were busy sowing the seeds of future wars.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
His love for scandal and his facility for acquiring the latest tidbit made him the delight of many an old tabby cat.
"A Daughter of Raasay" by William MacLeod Raine
Perhaps you'd rather stay indoors and be a tabby-cat and keep dry.
"The Jonathan Papers" by Elisabeth Woodbridge Morris
They were literally loaded down, with all sorts of traps, from the seamen's chests and bedding, to the tabby cat and parrot.
"Memoirs of Service Afloat, During the War Between the States" by Raphael Semmes
Yet if red-tabby she-cats can be produced, I am of opinion that tortoiseshell he-cats could also.
"Our Cats and All About Them" by Harrison Weir
It was kept by a Fairy Cat, whose name was Tabby Tiny Cat.
"Little Jack Rabbit and Uncle John Hare" by David Cory
Tabby took a long breath, and vowed that she would beg or buy the dear old cat that had saved her from destruction.
"Spinning-Wheel Stories" by Louisa May Alcott
The first cat of the Tabby kind which claims our attention is the Red or Sandy Tabby.
"The Domestic Cat" by Gordon Stables
They had a great yellow cat called Tabby.
"Daisy" by Miranda Eliot Swan
Warlock, for that is his name, is cheek-by-jowl with that young tabby cat, for curiously enough, the two are inseparables.
"Shireen and her Friends" by Gordon Stables
Hearing a scratching on my door, I got up and found a tabby cat there.
"Down the Columbia" by Lewis R. Freeman
They had three cats: one named Dame Trot, a pure tabby; one called Mischief, a white and gray; and Tortoise, because of her color.
"The Ranche on the Oxhide" by Henry Inman
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In poetry:

It disappeared, but on my mat
Before a week had sped
I found Mi-mi, my tabby cat
And it was stoney dead;
I diagnosed with weeping that
On strychnine it had fed.
"My Feud" by Robert W Service
The tom cat’s gone out with the tabby next door
He was feeling a little bit skittish
And the poor old poll parrot keeps stroking his beak
And screaming, “My Gawd, is it British?”
"Father Come Home" by Billy Bennett

In news:

Cat returned as if by Magic Palo Alto Animal Services helps tabby, missing for six years, return to owners.
Tabby/Calico Mix Age: 2 years old Sex: Female Personality: Described by her foster mom as playful, cuddly, and the sweetest cat ever.
If it's true felines have nine lives, Figaro the tabby cat surely used up a few during an unexpected journey across Lake Pontchartrain.
Torin Halsey/Times Record News Gyro is a 3-year-old, brown and black tabby, domestic short-haired cat.
How does a tabby cat earn its stripes.
INTERVIEWS Lil B and KeKe the Adopted Tabby Cat Drop World's First Feline Rap.
Lil B Adopted Tabby Cat.
Tabby Cat Butterfly Looking to Land with the Purr-fect Family.
Butterfly , a grey tabby cat looking to land with the purrfect family.
2 1/2 yr old yellow Tabby cat.
Lil B <3s KeKe the Adopted Tabby Cat.
Young cat, white with gray/black tabby markings, very friendly, loud meow Sprays on everything.
Lost orange older tabby cat near Raintree golf course.
Hippie Chick, 9-year-old tabby cat.
After a brief stint in a cold and dark storm drain near Colfax-Mingo High School last Wednesday, a feisty orange tabby cat is safe and sound above ground.
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In science:

Topic z5 , for example, gives synonyms “cat,” “kitty,” as well as the more general term “pet” and the more specific terms “kitten ” and “tabby.” It even contains the Spanish version o the word: “gatto.” In future work we plan to explore using this method to categorize photos in a more abstract way.
Personalizing Image Search Results on Flickr
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