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feline

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Animals
felinefe‧line1 /ˈfiːlaɪn/ adjective 🔊 🔊 1 HBArelating to cats or other members of the cat family, such as lions2 HBAlooking like or moving like a cat 🔊 She moves with feline grace.
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felineSince competitive cat shows began, there has been a third selection pressure operating on feline coat colours - that of purification.Yet we are always doing this, because we so like to enjoy contemplating the beauty of our feline companions.She heard the prebendary's cat from next door weeping in feline fright.I hear the thump of the cat flap as Cat O'Fun tumbles through it without the feline grace of his fellows.A feline grin spread over his face.He kept silent, a feline grin spreading across his face.It is hard, at first, to make any sense out of the reports that exist in the feline literature.She held her head proudly and, even before she moved, conveyed a feline quality of grace and languor.
Related topics: Animals
felinefeline2 noun [countable] technical 🔊 🔊 HBAa cat or a member of the cat family, such as a tiger
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felineOur house feline has taught you two valuable lessons.One of the greatest hazards for today's free-roaming feline is the use of rodent poisons.C., is one smart, scrappy feline.A spitting, scratching, panic-stricken wild feline would have been the last kind of boat-companion they would have wanted.
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