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- n. A short portrait.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Designating a club in London, to which Addison and Steele belonged; -- so called from Christopher Cat, a pastry cook, who served the club with mutton pies.
- adj. Designating a canvas used for portraits of a peculiar size, viz., twenty-eight or twenty-nine inches by thirty-six; -- so called because that size was adopted by Sir Godfrey Kneller for the portraits he painted of the members of the Kitcat Club.
- n. A game played by striking with a stick small piece of wood, called a cat, shaped like two cones united at their bases; tipcat.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The game of tip-cat.
- n. A particular size of portrait, less than half-length, in which a hand may be shown; a truncated portrait.
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