house cat

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the house cat at the Cheshire Cat Bookstore has the dual responsibility of being mascot and mouser
Recent Examples on the Web Lions and leopards, like any house cat, are leery of water, and tend to avoid wet grasses, which soften their claws. Mark Ellwood, Robb Report, 22 Mar. 2022 There's even a house cat named Pilou roaming the halls. Stefanie Waldek, Travel + Leisure, 11 Mar. 2022 Red pandas are considered full-grown around two years of age and reach the size of a fluffy house cat. Corryn Wetzel, Smithsonian Magazine, 11 Mar. 2022 This coincided with the appearance of a feral house cat. Steve Meyer, Anchorage Daily News, 19 Feb. 2022 This is the genuine article, direct out of the imagination, right down to the house cat–Rusty–with his half-missing ear patrolling the deck looking for handouts, but not petting. Chadd Scott, Forbes, 15 Nov. 2021 Moreover, zoo animals are exposed to many more people than the average house cat, and many are highly endangered. New York Times, 15 Nov. 2021 The indoor house cat is already a markedly different creature from the first wild feline that prowled around human settlements hunting rodents. Sarah Zhang, The Atlantic, 5 Nov. 2021 At least one light-colored house cat on the prowl was mistaken for the caracal. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, 15 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of house cat

1607, in the meaning defined above

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29 Apr 2022

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“House cat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/house%20cat. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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