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Search phrase: cat

Plays

 35 result(s).
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All's Well That Ends WellAW IV.iii.232I could endure anything before but a cat, andI could endure any thing before but a Cat, and
All's Well That Ends WellAW IV.iii.233now he's a cat to me.now he's a Cat to me.
All's Well That Ends WellAW IV.iii.257upon him! For me, he's more and more a cat.vpon him for me, he's more and more a Cat.
All's Well That Ends WellAW IV.iii.267A pox on him! He's a cat still.A pox on him, he's a Cat still.
All's Well That Ends WellAW V.ii.19Here is a pur of Fortune's, sir, or of Fortune's cat, butHeere is a purre of Fortunes sir, or of Fortunes Cat, but
As You Like ItAYL III.ii.65very uncleanly flux of a cat. Mend the instance, shepherd.verie vncleanly fluxe of a Cat. Mend the instance Shepheard.
As You Like ItAYL III.ii.99If the cat will after kind,If the Cat will after kinde,
CoriolanusCor I.vi.44The mouse ne'er shunned the cat as they did budgeThe Mouse ne're shunn'd the Cat, as they did budge
HamletHam V.i.288The cat will mew, and dog will have his day.The Cat will Mew, and Dogge will haue his day.
Henry IV Part 11H4 I.ii.74as a gib cat, or a lugged bear.as a Gyb-Cat, or a lugg'd Beare.
Henry IV Part 11H4 III.i.16At the same season if your mother's catat the same season, if your Mothers Cat
Henry IV Part 11H4 III.i.147A couching lion and a ramping cat,A couching Lyon, and a ramping Cat,
Henry IV Part 11H4 IV.ii.56Tut, never fear me: I am as vigilant as a cat toTut, neuer feare me, I am as vigilant as a Cat, to
Henry VH5 I.ii.172Playing the mouse in absence of the cat,Playing the Mouse in absence of the Cat,
Henry VH5 I.ii.174It follows then the cat must stay at home;It followes then, the Cat must stay at home,
King LearKL III.iv.102cat no perfume. Ha! Here's three on's are sophisticated.Cat, no perfume. Ha? Here's three on's are sophisticated.
King LearKL III.vi.45Pur, the cat is grey.
MacbethMac I.vii.45.1Like the poor cat i'the adage?Like the poore Cat i'th' Addage.
MacbethMac IV.i.1Thrice the brinded cat hath mewed.Thrice the brinded Cat hath mew'd.
The Merchant of VeniceMV IV.i.48Some that are mad if they behold a cat,Some that are mad, if they behold a Cat:
The Merchant of VeniceMV IV.i.55Why he a harmless necessary cat,Why he a harmlesse necessarie Cat?
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND I.ii.26Ercles rarely, or a part to tear a cat in, to make all split:Ercles rarely, or a part to teare a Cat in, to make all split
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND II.ii.36Be it ounce or cat or bear,Be it Ounce, or Catte, or Beare,
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND III.ii.260Hang off, thou cat, thou burr! Vile thing, let loose,Hang off thou cat, thou bur; vile thing let loose,
Much Ado About NothingMA I.i.237If I do, hang me in a bottle like a cat, and shootIf I do, hang me in a bottle like a Cat, & shoot
Much Ado About NothingMA V.i.132a cat, thou hast mettle enough in thee to kill care.a cat, thou hast mettle enough in thee to kill care.
PericlesPer Chorus.III.5The cat, with eyne of burning coal,The Catte with eyne of burning cole,
Romeo and JulietRJ III.i.100houses! Zounds, a dog, a rat, a mouse, a cat, to scratchhouses. What, a Dog, a Rat, a Mouse, a Cat to scratch
Romeo and JulietRJ III.iii.30Where Juliet lives. And every cat and dogWhere Iuliet liues, and euery Cat and Dog,
The Taming of the ShrewTS I.ii.114cat. You know him not, sir.Cat: you know him not sir.
The TempestTem II.i.293They'll take suggestion as a cat laps milk.They'l take suggestion, as a Cat laps milke,
The TempestTem II.ii.82is that which will give language to you, cat. Open youris that which will giue language to you Cat; open your
The TempestTem IV.i.262.1Than pard or cat o' mountain.Then Pard, or Cat o' Mountaine.
Troilus and CressidaTC V.i.57ox and ass. To be a dog, a mule, a cat, a fitchew, a toad,Oxe and Asse: to be a Dogge, a Mule, a Cat, a Fitchew, a Toade,
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG II.iii.7our maid howling, our cat wringing her hands, and allour Maid howling: our Catte wringing her hands, and all

Poems

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The Rape of LucreceLuc.554 Yet, foul night-waking cat, he doth but dally Yet fowle night-waking Cat he doth but dallie,

Glossary

 4 result(s).
catcivet cat [source of some perfumes]
cat o'mountainmountain-cat, wildcat, panther
civettype of musky perfume [obtained form the civet cat]
mewlmew [like a cat]; or: cry feebly

Thesaurus

 4 result(s).
cat, civetcat
civet catcivet
civet catcat
mew [like a cat]mewl

Words Families

 7 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
CATBASICcat n, catlike adj
CATTYPEcat-a-mountain n, cat-o'-mountain n, musk-cat n, wild-cat n
CATLIKEBASICsee CAT
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