Grimalkin

Part of speech: noun

An old cat.

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Usage examples "grimalkin":

  1. While Scott was reading, the sage grimalkin, already mentioned, had taken his seat in a chair beside the fire, and remained with fixed eye and grave demeanor, as if listening to the reader. - "Abbotsford and Newstead Abbey", Washington Irving.
  2. For it is not one whit more marvellous that Romulus and Remus, in their infant state, should be nursed by a she- wolf, than that a poor little sucking leveret should be fostered and cherished by a bloody grimalkin. - "The-Natural-History-of-Selborne", White, Gilbert.
  3. A mouse, too, that chanced from her covert to stray, The greedy Grimalkin secured as her prey! - "Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1", Edward William Cole.