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  • (Think, for one thing, of the kitten-like grace of those daughters.)

    Cool Cat

  • Maine Coons have many fun traits: they stay playful and kitten-like for about 10 years; they like to play in water; they are big and fluffy; they like to play with other cats and dogs.

    Hello Charlie!!! - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • What a kitten-like, flexuous, tender creature she was!

    Life's Little Ironies

  • And when I think that it is true — when I see that the sportiveness and kitten-like gambols of girlhood should be over, and generally are over, when a girl has given her troth, it becomes a matter of regret to me that the feminine world should be in such a hurry after matrimony.

    The Small House at Allington

  • Fourth: Stealing unawares upon the whale in the fancied security of the middle of solitary seas, you find him unbent from the vast corpulence of his dignity, and kitten-like, he plays on the ocean as if it were a hearth.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • The young cubs, up to this time, had been very kitten-like in their behavior, purring and frolicking about, and only emitting occasional little growls when thrown about or disturbed by one another.

    Rataplan, a rogue elephant; and other stories

  • Of the nights, even when there was no passion between them, she made such a delight with her childish clinging, her soft nestling against him, that he would hold his breath to listen to her quiet breathing and move a little away as though in sleep, so as to feel her kitten-like, half-unconscious wriggle into the curve of his arm again.

    Secret Bread

  • She was perpetually, to the seeing eye, suggesting comparison with the animal creation; she was bird-like, mouse-like, kitten-like, anything and everything that was soft and small and obviously easy to hurt and crush physically.

    Secret Bread

  • Left alone, Phoebe sat a moment longer, then rolled over on the bed with a kitten-like motion and, stretching her arms above her head, lay taut for a second, then relaxed suddenly.

    Secret Bread

  • These are kitten-like children in the beginning, and they appear charming.

    The Education of Catholic Girls

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