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(Cat's"-eye`) n. (Min.) A variety of quartz or chalcedony, exhibiting opalescent reflections
from within, like the eye of a cat. The name is given to other gems affording like effects, esp. the chrysoberyl.
(Cat's`-foot) n. (Bot.) A plant (Nepeta Glechoma) of the same genus with catnip; ground ivy.
(Cat"-sil`ver) n. Mica. [Archaic]
(Cats"kill pe`ri*od) (Geol.) The closing subdivision of the Devonian age in America. The
rocks of this period are well developed in the Catskill mountains, and extend south and west under the
Carboniferous formation. See the Diagram under Geology.
(Cat"so) n.; pl. Catsos [It. cazzo.] A base fellow; a rogue; a cheat. [Obs.] B. Jonson.
1. (Naut.) (a) A light transitory air which ruffles the surface of the water during a calm, or the ripples
made by such a puff of air. (b) A particular hitch or turn in the bight of a rope, into which a tackle may
2. A dupe; a tool; one who, or that which, is used by another as an instrument to a accomplish his purposes.
In this sense the term refers to the fable of the monkey using the cat's paw to draw the roasting chestnuts
out of the fire.
(Cat's"-tail) n. See Timothy, Cat-tail, Cirrus.
(Cat"stick`) n. A stick or club employed in the game of ball called cat or tipcat. Massinger.
(Cat"stitch) v. t. (Needlework) To fold and sew down the edge of with a coarse zigzag stitch.
(Cat"sup) n. Same as Catchup, and Ketchup.
(Cat"-tail) n. (Bot.) A tall rush or flag (Typha latifolia) growing in marshes, with long, flat leaves,
and having its flowers in a close cylindrical spike at the top of the stem. The leaves are frequently used
for seating chairs, making mats, etc. See Catkin.
The lesser cat-tail is Typha angustifolia.
(Cat"tish) a. Catlike; feline Drummond.
Belted cattle, Black cattle. See under Belted, Black. Cattle guard, a trench under a railroad
track and alongside a crossing It is intended to prevent cattle from getting upon the track. cattle
louse (Zoöl.), any species of louse infecting cattle. There are several species. The Hæmatatopinus eurysternus
and H. vituli are common species which suck blood; Trichodectes scalaris eats the hair. Cattle
plague, the rinderpest; called also Russian cattle plague. Cattle range, or Cattle run, an open
space through which cattle may run or range. [U. S.] Bartlett. Cattle show, an exhibition of domestic
animals with prizes for the encouragement of stock breeding; usually accompanied with the exhibition
of other agricultural and domestic products and of implements.
(Cat"tle) n. pl. [OE. calet, chatel, goods, property, OF. catel, chatel, LL. captale, capitale,
goods, property, esp. cattle, fr. L. capitals relating to the head, chief; because in early ages beasts constituted
the chief part of a man's property. See Capital, and cf. Chattel.] Quadrupeds of the Bovine family; sometimes,
also, including all domestic quadrupeds, as sheep, goats, horses, mules, asses, and swine.
(Cat"ty) n. [Malay kati. See Caddy.] An East Indian Weight of 1&frac13 pounds.