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(ailouros): The only mention of this animal is in Baruch 6:22. It is not mentioned in the canonical Scriptures, though Bochart (Hieroz., 862) gives "wild cats" as the equivalent of tsyim in Isaiah 13:21; Isaiah 34:14 Jeremiah 50:39 Psalm 74:19, where English Versions of the Bible gives "wild beasts of the desert." Mention is, however, made of cats, cathod, in the Welsh Bible (Isaiah 34:14). The only mention of the catta in classical Latin writers is in Martial xiii0.69. How the cat was regarded in Egypt is described in Herod. ii.66 and Rawlinson's notes. In Baruch 6:22 cats are mentioned with "bats, swallows and birds" as sitting with impunity on the images of the heathen gods which are unable to drive them off.

See also ZOOLOGY.

J. Hutchison


The Cat came Back
... THE CAT CAME BACK. Jimmy was lying on an old cot out in the orchard, getting some
of the nice spring sunshine on his thin body. ... "I know, but she's an old cat. ...
/.../shaw/touching incidents and remarkable answers to prayer/the cat came back.htm

The Eternal Revolution
... She does not even say that the cat is enviable or the mouse pitiable. ... He might
think he had beaten the cat by getting to the grave first. ...
// the eternal revolution.htm

The Time and Arrangement of S. Cyril's Lectures.
... in which they were delivered. In Cat. xiv.14, Cyril speaks ... been delivered
before that year. In Cat. xv. Sec. 6, Cyril asks, "Is ...
/.../cyril/lectures of s cyril of jerusalem/chapter ix the time and arrangement.htm

When one at the Back of the North Wind Wanted to Know How Things ...
... And the weasel grew, and grew, and grew, till all at once Diamond saw that the weasel
was not a weasel but a cat. And away went the cat, and Diamond after it. ...
/.../macdonald/at the back of the north wind/chapter 11 when one at.htm

Special Preparation for Baptism.
... Cat. i. 5. [120] De Baptismo, c. 20. Cf. Justin M. Apol. I. c. 61; Const. ... 22. [121]
Compare his teaching on Prayer, Procat. 16; Cat. ix. 7: and on Fasting Cat. ...
/.../chapter iii special preparation for baptism.htm

Place of S. Cyril's Lectures.
... In Cat. xiv. Sec. 5, he says, "It was a garden where He was crucified. ... II. 2. [308]
See above, Ch. I. p. 2. Cf. Cat. iv. 10; x. 19; xiii. 4, 22, 39; xiv. ...
/.../cyril/lectures of s cyril of jerusalem/chapter viii place of s cyrils.htm

Natural Love.
... The same hen which at other times runs away at the distant approach of dog or cat,
flies at the ugliest cat or fiercest bulldog when she has chickens to defend ...
/.../ work of the holy spirit/xvii natural love.htm

Additions to the Literature
... Hungar. Conf. of 1562, pp.376-448; the Larger Westminster Cat., pp.612-643;
the Nassau Cat. of 1578, pp.720-738, and the Hesse Cat. of ...
/.../additions to the literature.htm

"The Dust of the Actual"
... The Calvinists illustrate their belief by a single illuminating word, Cat-hold,
and the Arminians by another, Monkey-hold. Could you find better illustrations? ...
/.../wilson-carmichael/things as they are/chapter vii the dust of.htm

The Task of Modern Idealists Indeed is Made Much Too Easy for them ...
... The old French monarchy was founded on the excellent principle that a cat
may look at a king. But nowadays a cat may not look at ...
/.../chesterton/whats wrong with the world/chapter 5 the task of.htm

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) An animal of various species of the genera Felis and Lynx. The domestic cat is Felis domestica. The European wild cat (Felis catus) is much larger than the domestic cat. In the United States the name wild cat is commonly applied to the bay lynx (Lynx rufus) See Wild cat, and Tiger cat.

2. (n.) A strong vessel with a narrow stern, projecting quarters, and deep waist. It is employed in the coal and timber trade.

3. (n.) A strong tackle used to draw an anchor up to the cathead of a ship.

4. (n.) A double tripod (for holding a plate, etc.), having six feet, of which three rest on the ground, in whatever position in is placed.

5. (n.) An old game; (a) The game of tipcat and the implement with which it is played. See Tipcat. (c) A game of ball, called, according to the number of batters, one old cat, two old cat, etc.

6. (n.) A cat o' nine tails. See below.

7. (v. t.) To bring to the cathead; as, to cat an anchor. See Anchor.

... The domestic cat is Felis domestica. The European wild cat (Felis catus)
is much larger than the domestic cat. In the United States ...
/c/cat.htm - 8k

Pi-beseth (1 Occurrence)
... (Ezek. 30:17), supposed to mean. "a cat," or a deity in the form of a cat, worshipped
by the Egyptians. It was called by the Greeks Bubastis. ...
/p/pi-beseth.htm - 8k

Pibeseth (1 Occurrence)
... (Ezek. 30:17), supposed to mean. "a cat," or a deity in the form of a cat, worshipped
by the Egyptians. It was called by the Greeks Bubastis. ...
/p/pibeseth.htm - 8k

... MOLE (which see) not found in Palestine CHIROPTERA: Bat CARNIVORA (a) Felidae, Cat,
Lion, Leopard (b) Hyaenidae, Hyena (c) Canidae, Dog (including Greyhound ...
/z/zoology.htm - 18k

Pur (3 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary. 1. (vi) To utter a low, murmuring, continued sound, as
a cat does when pleased. 2. (vt) To signify or express by purring. ...
/p/pur.htm - 15k

Casualties (7 Occurrences)

/c/casualties.htm - 8k

Lick (8 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To draw or pass the tongue over; as, a dog licks his master's hand. 2.
(vt) To lap; to take in with the tongue; as, a dog or cat licks milk. ...
/l/lick.htm - 10k

Gods (310 Occurrences)
... Many of these were animals, birds and natural objects. Horus, the hawk, was one
of the earliest of all. The cat, the bull, etc., were worshipped at times. ...
/g/gods.htm - 60k

Wild (147 Occurrences)
... haunts, as the forest or open field; not familiar with, or not easily approached
by, man; not tamed or domesticated; as, a wild boar; a wild ox; a wild cat. ...
/w/wild.htm - 50k

Flea (2 Occurrences)
... A flea that is often commoner in houses than Pulex irritans is the "dog and cat
flea," variously known as Pulex serraticeps, Pulex canis, Pulex felis or ...
/f/flea.htm - 10k



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