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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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tabbytab‧by /ˈtæbi/ noun (plural tabbies) [countable]  DHPa cat with light and dark lines on its furtabby adjective
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tabbyOn the front cover, a dilute tabby looks nobly if nervously to its right.He was a long-haired tabby she had found in the kitchen garden, old and nearly dead from starvation.Not even a sinister black cat, but a large and lazy-looking tabby.The first cats of this type were what we today call striped or mackerel tabby, covered with thin, dark lines.Within an old tabby wall are the grounds of the Stafford house, burned down over a hundred years ago.The two-year-old tabby was horrifically injured in a road accident.This, it seems, is how the history of the tabby began.This tabby was no cheap date.
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