puss

Definitions

  • PUSS CONSOLING THE MILLER'S SON
    PUSS CONSOLING THE MILLER'S SON
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n puss informal terms referring to a domestic cat
    • n puss obscene terms for female genitals
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Additional illustrations & photos:

PUSS CATCHING THE RABBITS PUSS CATCHING THE RABBITS
PUSS MAKES A PRESENT TO THE KING PUSS MAKES A PRESENT TO THE KING
PUSS CALLS ON THE OGRE PUSS CALLS ON THE OGRE
PUSS ASKS HELP FOR HIS MASTER PUSS ASKS HELP FOR HIS MASTER
PUSS THREATENS THE REAPERS PUSS THREATENS THE REAPERS
Puss at Court music Puss at Court music
Puss-in-Boots Puss-in-Boots

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Puss A cat; -- a fondling appellation.
    • Puss A hare; -- so called by sportsmen.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n puss A cat; a pussy or pussy-cat.
    • n puss A hare or rabbit.
    • n puss A puss-moth.
    • n puss A pet name for a child or young woman.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Puss pōōs a familiar name for a cat: a hare, in sportsmen's language: a playful name for a child or a girl
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. D. poes, Ir. & Gael. pus,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dut. poes, puss; Ir. and Gael. pus, a cat.

Usage

In literature:

Ask puss if her coat is ruined some day when she comes in out of the rain, and see what she will say.
"Little White Fox and his Arctic Friends" by Roy J. Snell
Dame Puss declares the mittens are spoiled!
"On the Tree Top" by Clara Doty Bates
In his home he introduced "puss in the corner" and "the Presbyterian wardance" among the very elect.
"The Negro and the Nation" by George S. Merriam
Along came Mistress Puss carrying a sharp knife, and with one blow she cut off Mr. Rabbit's tail.
"Fairy Tales from Brazil" by Elsie Spicer Eells
The miller's son laughed; but every morning Puss caught a rabbit, and carried it to the palace with the same message.
"The National Nursery Book" by Unknown
Puss moth, larva of, 325, 326.
"Darwin, and After Darwin (Vol. 1 and 3, of 3)" by George John Romanes
Presently "Puss wants a corner" was suggested, and all flew up to the second staging, under the cane-carrier and by the engine.
"A Confederate Girl's Diary" by Sarah Margan Dawson
Had Prince, Bill, Snap, and Puss.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
On coming from supper, I found that little Puss had established herself in the study, probably with intent to pass the night here.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 108, October, 1866" by Various
Do you mean to eat it, Puss?
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf; a Practical Plan of Character Building, Volume I (of 17)" by Various
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In poetry:

Little gray friend, we shall not feel
Ashamed to grieve for you;
Many we know of human-kind
Are not so fond and true;
Dear puss, in all the years to be
We'll keep your memory loyally.
"In Memory of Maggie" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Suddenly there is a noise of feet--
Rattle and clatter and patter and beat!
Old Puss makes a flying leap from her chair,
With a half-awake and startled stare,
Striving to see
What it may be.
"The Three Little Kittens" by Clara Doty Bates
'Twas a grand old palace indeed,
Builded of stone and brass.
"Welcome, most noble ladies and lords,
To the Castle of Carabas!"
Puss said, with a sweeping courtesy;
And they entered, and feasted royally.
"Puss In Boots" by Clara Doty Bates
Old mother Puss is dreadfully cross,
At the spoiled dream first, then at the loss;
And with floods of tears down either cheek
Each frightened kitten tries to speak:
"Miew, miew, miew!
Miew, miew, miew!"
"The Three Little Kittens" by Clara Doty Bates
This last, poor fellow, of course
Thought it a bitter fate;
With a cat to feed, he should die, indeed,
Of hunger, sooner or late.
And he stormed, with many a bitter word,
Which Puss, who lay in the cupboard, heard.
"Puss In Boots" by Clara Doty Bates
Puss shook like a leaf, in her boots,
But said, "It is very droll!
Now, please, if you can, change into a mouse!"
He did. And she swallowed him whole!
Then, as the king and his suite appeared,
She stood on the palace porch and cheered.
"Puss In Boots" by Clara Doty Bates

In news:

' Puss in Boots,' Banderas still have charms.
Antonio Banderas voices the title role in " Puss in Boots," which is both a "Shrek" spinoff and prequel.
Movies Tags: puss in boots.
BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) – " Puss in Boots" ruled the box office for the second week in a row.
" Puss in Boots" – $33-million.
Puss in Boots' at Spring Lake Park.
The Spring "Movies in the Park" series wraps up this Thursday evening with a free showing of " Puss in Boots".
The movie explores the story of Puss , before he ever met up with Shrek and Donkey, and stars Anotonio Banderas as the voice of Puss .
This summer Broadway Palm Children's Theatre is proud to present " Puss In Boots," hitting the stage July 13, 15, 19, 20, 21, 25, 27 and 29 and Aug 2, 3 and 4.
Pixar's " Puss In Boots" topped the box office receipts for the second straight week taking in $33 million dollars at theaters across North America.
I had absolutely no problem sitting through Puss in Boots.
Puss In Boots' Is Purr-fect.
Puss in Boots 3 Stars Rated PG/90 Minutes.
You don't have to be a cat person to enjoy Puss in Boots but it sure helps.
In this CGI animated comedy, Antonio Banderas returns as the voice of Puss , the swashbuckling feline who was the best thing about the second Shrek movie.
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