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  • Yes, and she had to remember, too, a fair proportion of smaller, sometimes insignificant-looking men, some of them scaly with dirt, who looked at you with a cold, mud-like antagonism as they stepped cattishly past.

    The Plumed Serpent

  • That's one reason why I treated you so cattishly last night; because you were so maddeningly good to look upon.

    The Bells of San Juan

  • She was young enough to "get away with it," the older women said cattishly as they watched her stroll away to the beach with a new man each day, and noted her artless grace and indifferent pose.

    The City of Fire

  • Not cattishly, but with patronizing pity, Miss Leigh, bookkeeper, remarked to Miss Javotte, filing clerk, that if Miss Kennard did not change that green toque with the white quill to something else pretty soon, she could be identified by her hat better than by her fingerprints.

    Joan of Arc of the North Woods

  • In the film at one point, Wong is cattishly dished when he is told, shouldn’t you be working in a laundry?

    Archive 2009-04-01

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