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Kitten (noun)

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Ki'tten. n.s. [katteken, Dutch.] A young cat.

That a mare will sooner drown than an horse is not experienced, nor is the same observed in the drowning of whelps and kittens. Brown's Vulgar Err.

It was scratched in playing with a kitten. Wiseman.

Helen was just slipt into bed;
Her eyebrows on the toilet lay,
Away the kitten with them fled,
As fees belonging to her prey.
Prior.

Sources: Browne, Thomas (204) · Prior, Matthew (162) · Wiseman, Richard (68)

Attributes: Dutch (90) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Kitten (noun)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: February 22, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=6972.


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