Definitions

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  • adv. In the manner of a cat.

Etymologies

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cat +‎ -wise

Examples

  • Finally they gave up, and pulled the hounds off the fruitless quest, leaving her smiling catwise, invisible above them in her tree, purring.

    Werehunter

  • Clara had given herself a full mask as though for the lights of the stage; an even creamy white with sudden high spots of crimson on the cheekbones, huge hard crimson lips, eyebrows extended and turned up catwise, the eyes shaded all round with ultramarine and dotted at the corners with crimson.

    The Complete Stories

  • Under the weight the stallion shrank catwise, aside and down.

    Alcatraz

  • They stood at the edge of the clearing in a shadow for about ten minutes, while the German watched catwise for signs of life.

    The Winds of the World

  • The pinto hesitated, shifted unwilling hoofs, squatted on its haunches and, tail sweeping the dirt, tobogganed down to the road, jumping catwise the moment it was reached, away from the squirming terror.

    Rimrock Trail

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