cat-a-mountain, cat o'mountain (adj./n.) Old form(s): Cat o' Mountaine, Cat-a-Mountaine
mountain-cat, wildcat, panther
MW II.ii.25[Falstaff to Pistol] [you] will ensconce your rags, your cat-a-mountain looks ... under the shelter of your honour! [i.e. ferocious looks]
Tem IV.i.262.1[Prospero to Ariel, of Caliban, Stephano, and Trinculo] more pinch-spotted make them / Than pard or cat o'mountain
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