Maltese cat


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Maltese cat

n.
A short-haired domestic cat having a silky, bluish-gray coat, especially a Russian blue.
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Noun1.Maltese cat - a term applied indiscriminately in the United States to any short-haired bluish-grey catMaltese cat - a term applied indiscriminately in the United States to any short-haired bluish-grey cat
domestic cat, Felis catus, Felis domesticus, house cat - any domesticated member of the genus Felis
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The sun shone into my bath-water through the west half-window, and a big Maltese cat came up and rubbed himself against the tub, watching me curiously.
De Sousa, who in March won the $10 million (Dh36.7 million) Dubai World Cup (G1) aboard the Godolphin-trained African Story, comfortably landed the 1400m Al Sarooj Handicap with Maltese Cat and then said: "He has won that well as it looked competitive beforehand.
Special Boy, who took the lead in the last few strides of the afternoon's closest finish, was followed home by fellow topweights, Maltese Cat (Tadgh O'Shea), who went down by a neck, and long-time leader Hacienda (Pat Dobbs), who was a further length and a quarter behind in third.