What does the word Grimalkin mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Edward William Cole