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Manx cat

n
(Breeds) a short-haired tailless variety of cat, believed to originate on the Isle of Man

Manx′ cat′


n.
one of a breed of shorthaired, usu. tailless domestic cats.
[1855–60]
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Noun1.Manx cat - a short-haired tailless breed of cat believed to originate on the Isle of ManManx cat - a short-haired tailless breed of cat believed to originate on the Isle of Man
domestic cat, Felis catus, Felis domesticus, house cat - any domesticated member of the genus Felis
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Manx cats are born without tails and do not experience more difficulties in life than tailed cats.
A likely tail Legend has it that Manx cats were the last animals to enter Noah's ark and as the door slammed shut after them, it accidentally severed their tails.
13 In the animal kingdom, Manx cats are native to which British island?
Not that thereAAEs much to buy, other than motorcycle paraphernalia and trinkets paying tribute to the Manx cats (cats without tails).
Manx cats are difficult to breed because mating two cats with the tailless gene results in embryonic death of the fetuses.
And we know about the loveable tailless Manx cats, lip-smacking kippers and succulent lamb - but did you know the island has the oldest continuous parliament in the world?