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Kitten (verb)

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To Ki'tten. v.n. [from the noun.] To bring forth young cats.

        So it would have done
At the same season, if your mother's cat
Had kitten'd, though yourself had ne'er been born.
Shakesp.

The eagle timbered upon the top of a high oak, and the cat kittened in the hollow trunk of it. L'Estrange.

Sources: Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1 (46) · L'Estrange, Roger (131)

Attributes: Verb Neuter (131)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Kitten (verb)." 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=6979.


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