from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Clumsy; awkward; without dexterity. Grose; Halliwell.


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  • Exhausting local sources, Jim went as far as Indiana, where the Hereford was popular, but those bulls were as cat-hammed as his.


  • Blind, cat-hammed and pacing along, -- but his sides were slick and hard, his quarters rubber.

    The Bishop of Cottontown A Story of the Southern Cotton Mills

  • Her ribs were flat, her hips cat-hammed, and her tail looked like a used-up shaving-brush.

    Janey Canuck in the West

  • He rode a compact, short-coupled, cat-hammed steed, coal black and with a dashing forelock reaching almost to his red nostrils -- a horse never reared on the fat

    The Covered Wagon

  • The Crown Vee Herefords suffered from one major weakness which afflicted all American Herefords: they. were cat-hammed, and whenever Hereford men met with other stockmen, especially Black Angus breeders, they had to suffer the jibe: "Up front you have a good-looking animal, but it's awful cat-hammed.



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