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  • n. A fisher, North American marten that has thick brown fur; Martes pennanti.
  • n. A cat with black fur.
  • v. To do in some respect better than another.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. the fisher, a quadruped of North America allied to the sable, but larger. See Fisher.
  • n. the fisher. See under Black.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name of the fisher, pekan, or Pennant's marten, Mustela pennanti, a large blackish marten peculiar to the northerly parts of North America. Also called black-fox. See cut under fisher.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. large dark brown North American arboreal carnivorous mammal


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  • What caused Qwilleran to step on the brake was the sight of her entourage: a black cat on her lap, a calico curled at her feet, and a tiger stretched on the top step.

    The Cat Who Moved A Mountain

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  •     "She is simply jealous because we're all smarter than he is," the white cat informed Morwen with a look at the black cat on Archaniz's shoulder.

    calling on dragons

  •     "Mrow!" said the black cat in a complaining tone.

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  • Hayden stood aside as Miss Dimwinkle came limping out of the house, a squirming black cat held at arm’s length.

    One Night Of Scandal

  •    Morwen gave the black cat a speculative look.

    calling on dragons

  • The black cat streaked out into the front yard, made a hairpin turn, and leapt for the porch, where he clawed his way up Archaniz's skirts to a perch on her shoulder.

    calling on dragons


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  • "A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere."
    - Groucho Marx.

    December 24, 2007