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Cat iʹ the Adage (The)

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The adage referred to is, the cat loves fish, but does not like to wet her paws.

Letting I dare not wait upon I would,

Like the poor cat iʹ the adage.


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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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Cat
Cat-call
Cat-eyed
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-o-nine-tails
Cat Proverbs
Cat’s Cradle
Cat’s Foot
Cat’s Melody (The)
Cat’s Paw
Cat’s Sleep
Cats
Catacomb

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