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cat +‎ -wise


catwise (not comparable)

  1. In the manner of a cat.
    • 1955, Patrick White, The tree of man:
      Turning with an effort from the sad cat, Amy Parker looked through the fog of the window and saw her neighbour elongate herself catwise round the corner of a shed...
    • 1997, Michael Cannon Rea, Material constitution: a reader:
      Every cat is necessarily such that its parts are arranged catwise.
    • 2005, Charles Mayer, Jungle Beasts I Have Captured:
      In a happier mood, had he not been driven by hunger, he might have played with it, catwise, when it was dead, tossing it up and pretending that it was alive...