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Cats

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Mistress Tofts, the singer, left legacies at death to twenty cats.

Not Niobê mourned more for fourteen brats,

Nor Mistress Tofts, to leave her twenty cats.”


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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 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
Cataian
Catalogue Raisonné (French)
Catamaran
Cataphrygians
Catarrh
Catastrophe
Catch
Catch a Crab (To)
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