black cat


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Noun1.Black cat - large dark brown North American arboreal carnivorous mammalblack cat - large dark brown North American arboreal carnivorous mammal
marten, marten cat - agile slender-bodied arboreal mustelids somewhat larger than weasels
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On the night of the wedding, she contrived, upon I forget what specious pretence, to have her sister occupy a couch sufficiently near that of the royal pair to admit of easy conversation from bed to bed; and, a little before cock-crowing, she took care to awaken the good monarch, her husband (who bore her none the worse will because he intended to wring her neck on the morrow), -- she managed to awaken him, I say, (although on account of a capital conscience and an easy digestion, he slept well) by the profound interest of a story(about a rat and a black cat, I think) which she was narrating (all in an undertone, of course) to her sister.
It was a black cat - a very large one - fully as large as Pluto, and closely resembling him in every respect but one.
She shut the door behind us with something of a slam, and her black cat followed us so far, with stealthy, furtive footsteps, that we were frightened of it.
In his convent there is a black cat which has a tiny white tip to its tail.
As for color, if a once black cat had been well and thoroughly singed the result would have resembled the hue of this waif's thin, draggled, unsightly fur.
A mob of people came tearing after her, some with torches, and they said she was a witch who had caused several cows to die by a strange disease, and practiced her arts by help of a devil in the form of a black cat.
Thus once more, says his daughter, "after his first happy married years, my father had a home and a family--if a house, two young children, three servants, and a little black cat can be called a family.
It was a study of a dark-eyed child holding a large black cat.
Clare was sitting in studious solitude over his books and his green tea, with his favorite black cat to keep him company, he heard footsteps in the passage -- the door opened -- and Frank stood before him.
And Mandy, who had never in her life thought of the meaning of a word she had heard, more than a black cat, now took airs of superior wisdom, and strutted about, forgetting to state that, though actually coiled up among the jugs at the time specified, she had been fast asleep all the time.
At the sound of horse hoofs the creature grunted, raised its head, and put a great black cat to flight.
Sir Jervis took me into the dining-room--and there sat Miss Redwood, with a large black cat on her lap.