catling


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catling

(ˈkætlɪŋ)
n
1. (Surgery) a long double-edged surgical knife for amputations
2. rare catgut or a string made from it
3. (Animals) an archaic word for kitten
[C17: from cat1 + -ling1]
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Noun1.catling - a long double-edged knife used for amputations
surgical knife - a very sharp knife used in surgery
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The eyes of the whole harried world would soon be fixed upon this humane and gentle system, and royal butchers would presently begin to disappear; their subjects would fill the vacancies with catlings from our own royal house; we should become a fac- tory; we should supply the thrones of the world; within forty years all Europe would be governed by cats, and we should furnish the cats.
Geoff Catling, the service's acting chief executive, said: "The figures show that the system being used in Staffordshire continues to record the best value for the public purse.
Worcester failed to make the extra man count, except for fullback Chris Catling dropping a 40-metre wind-assisted goal that put the visitors back in front.
A penalty by Jones was cancelled out by one from his opposite number James Brown, a loose clearance by Jones enabled full-back Chris Catling to drop an excellent goal, and right on the stroke of half-time a prolonged Worcester attack saw centre Will Wigram dive over for a try converted by Brown.
They were pressing in injury time and only a desperate tackle by full-back Chris Catling denied winger Brendan Daniel a late try.
Mapletoft scored two of England's four tries, converted both, and also added the points to tries from Ben Clarke and Chris Catling for an 18- point haul.
TWO-try Chris Catling left Bath coach Andy Robinson facing the sack this week.
A second stage involved being interviewed by an expert panel, which was attended by Propaganda directors Julian Horberry and Craig Harrold, as well as FMG chief executive John Catling.
Geoff Catling, the trust's acting chief executive, said: "Matt joins the management team at a crucial time.
Sue Catling, of Farndon, is the Conservatives' Parliamentary spokesman for the Calder Valley constituency in West Yorkshire, but allegations of sex and sleaze were threatening to force her out of the post.
Three minutes later Nnamdi Ezulike sprinted his way in from 40 metres after full-back Chris Catling made the initial break.
Irish moved back in front when Mike Worsley touched down, only for Chris Catling to level the scores again.