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  • "She's what I call 'alley-cat smart,'" Tony Knowles, the former Democratic governor, told me.

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  • For the day came when Mulcachy rapped the chair with his whip-butt, when the attendant through the bars jabbed the iron fork into Ben Bolt's ribs, and when Ben Bolt, anything but royal, slinking like a beaten alley-cat, in pitiable terror, crawled over to the chair and sat down in it like a man.

    CHAPTER XXXIII

  • If you're unfamiliar with Monster Track, it's not only the most monstrous of tracks, but it's also "the biggest, badest, most controversial alley-cat around:"

    Jumping Through Hoops: What Does Everyone Have Against Hubs?

  • The climax alley-cat alone would call for several hundred Schwinn Traveler conversions to crash spectacularly in a mass, symphonic elephant trunk skid.

    The New Spin: From Fixed to Broken

  • However, since people already think that politicians are slippery liars with the morals of an alley-cat, having it proved is always a disservice to both said politician's party and politics in general.

    Bummer

  • Probably alley-cat thieves among the younger of them.

    Son of a Witch

  • About how the real OG Readmore was a loveable, tick-infested alley-cat in a ratty waistcoast with matching spats that encouraged youngsters to open a book every Saturday morning, only after a five hour marathon of sugary cereals, cartoons, and sugary cereal commercials.

    amishboy Diary Entry

  • He pointed at Maria as if she were a long-dead alley-cat.

    The Shadow Of The Lion

  • So she dredged up a bright smile to hide her nervousness, hoped she didn't look as young as she felt in such illustrious, enormously educated company, and wondered if the team members could possibly take seriously a hot-headed, Irish alley-cat of a time guide who'd just turned seventeen-and-a-half last week ...

    Ripping Time

  • You just didn't notice because you were too busy turning that alley-cat glare on everything and everyone who stood in your way-even those poor, abused books you used to read and fling across Kit's apartment whenever you got frustrated.

    Wagers of Sin

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