from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To thrive.


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  • In a better world, it strikes me, we'd be busy chattering about communication lapses with Martian water extraction complexes, the competing progress of different nation exploration teams pressing toward the North Pole of Venus, rumors about wild catter miners in the Asteroid Belt, comparison of tourist accommodations at various Lunar hotels, and the like.

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  • His mother, the daughter of a successful Texas oil wild-catter, has been living in the same co-op apartment now appraised in the range of $4 million for decades.

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  • LINKLETTER: And a real wild catter in Texas is the kind of a guy that would come to you and say, look, Art, I got a sure thing.

    CNN Transcript Jul 26, 2002

  • They had climbed the steep bank now and started across the pasture in what Tom called "a catter-cornering" direction, meaning to come out upon the main road to Osago Lake within sight of the Red Mill, which was the property of Mr. Jabez Potter, Ruth's uncle.

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  • Page 55 jes 'er singin' fer dear life, never dreamin ''bout nothin' happ'nin ', when heah cum: Hester Whitfiel' - coming catter-corner 'cross from de Luther side er de house, wid her han 'h'isted up in de aar, en I' clar fo 'de Lawd, she hit me er clip rite in my lef' eye, en mos 'busted it clean outen my haid.

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  • It is dotted with guest houses and budget hotels to catter for ever increasing inflow of tourists. TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at

  • [S] catter his people of about 100,000 through the nations of the world as rising sea levels swallow up their native island.

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  • Suite C For all ya fav artists music from street military to lil wayne we catter to all pay us a visit today! mdonios Watchn da Military Channel gettn ready for Six Flags. crystal_st_john gooood morning tweeples!

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  • I found the way from hence so dangerous and troublesome, that with my pen I am not able to note it vnto you: no man trauelleth from hence thither, but such poore people as need constraineth to buy Rice for their reliefe to liue vpon, and they lay not aboue twentie batmans vpon a catter, and it lieth no lower then the skirts of the saddle, and he escapeth very hardly that commeth there with the same.

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  • There hasn’t been a major campaign from the 70’s on that doesn’t rehearse “impromtu” appearances (except the wild-catter Howard Dean).

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