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Cat and Kittens


A public-house sign, alluding to the pewter-pots so called. Stealing these pots is termed “Cat and kitten sneaking.” We still call a large kettle a kitchen, and speak of a soldier’s kit (Saxon, cytel, a pot, pan, or vessel generally.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Castor’s Horse
Casus Belli (Latin)
Cat Jumps (The)
Cat Stane
Cat and Dog
Cat and Fiddle
Cat and Kittens
Cat and Tortoise
Cat has nine Lives (A)
Cat i the Adage (The)
Cat may look at a King (A)
Cat Proverbs
Cat’s Cradle
Cat’s Foot
Cat’s Melody (The)
Cat’s Paw