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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cattie any of various units of weight used in southeastern Asia (especially a Chinese measure equal to 500 grams)
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In literature:

I've heard some of the catty things she said about my breaking up the friendship between her and Malcolm.
"The Little Colonel: Maid of Honor" by Annie Fellows Johnston
There's a nasty, catty, foxy look about him.
"The Ocean Cat's Paw" by George Manville Fenn
In fact their proceedings were altogether of the cat-catty.
"Black Ivory" by R.M. Ballantyne
But catty-corners across was the back of that spaghetti mill.
"Shorty McCabe" by Sewell Ford
The Borneo catty is two and a half lbs.
"The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido" by Henry Keppel
I never heard you at all, you came so catty.
"The Lilac Lady" by Ruth Alberta Brown
Catti, the, 34, 38. ii.
"Our Fathers Have Told Us" by John Ruskin
The average load is seventy or eighty catties, a catty equalling about one pound and a quarter.
"A Wayfarer in China" by Elizabeth Kendall
He, Maurice, was a cat, and he meant to taste fully all catty pleasures, from milk to mice.
"The Magic World" by Edith Nesbit
We will give them to little Catty, the scrubwoman's child.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
The Grand-duchess, who can be as catty as they make 'em, had her secretary sit behind a screen to take stenographic notes.
"Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess" by Henry W. Fischer
The catty little snobs!
"Cloudy Jewel" by Grace Livingston Hill
Your Uncle Catty thinks he was a ghost even that day at Fort Fisher.
"The Shepherd of the North" by Richard Aumerle Maher
You haven't even elastic to make a catty with, or so simple a contrivance as a fish-hook.
"The Flamp, The Ameliorator, and The Schoolboy's Apprentice" by E. V. Lucas
He tells me he used to be with Catty.
"The Perfume of Eros: A Fifth Avenue Incident" by Edgar Saltus
Their toil was soon rewarded, and "several tens of thousand catties' weight of food" were discovered.
"The Life of Yakoob Beg" by Demetrius Boulger
A cattie or ball of this thickened poppy-juice costs the manufacturer about 20 dols.
"Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume II" by Karl Ritter von Scherzer
I let women say catty things about you, and I let men make love to me.
"A Safety Match" by Ian Hay
Just then, he saw the Squirrel again and jumped over the hedge into the copse, chasing it from tree to tree with his catty.
"The Journal of a Disappointed Man" by Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion
Present my kind regards to your mother and Maggy and Catty.
"The Missing Link in Modern Spiritualism" by A. Leah Underhill

In poetry:

A Birdie cocked his little head,
Winked his eye at me and said,
“Say, are you a Pussy Willer,
Or just a Kitty-Catty pillar?”
"An Inquiry" by Oliver Herford
By shore of the inland lake,
Where surgeless water shoves,
The seagulls have their nests," he said,
"As low as catties' hooves."
"The Poet" by Padraic Colum

In news:

Throughout its nearly 100-year history, Catty Corp.
Every Thursday our pop-culture critic, Bianca Brown, gives the catty, smile-with-your-eyes lowdown on cycle 16 of America's Next Top Model.
Television Political Correspondents Are Manipulative, Catty.
Sappho's Catty Shack pathos .
Rita's repose : Getting catty with fiction.
Sappho 's Catty Shack pathos.
Still, this is what my olfactory nerves deal with each time I enter Chandler's 4-week-old Shabu Fondue, a hip, nightclubby eatery that looks like it belongs catty-cornered from Stingray Sushi in Scottsdale.
D ailyCandy's ascent inspires two emotions straight out of a novel with a red stiletto on the cover: catty jealousy and fear of abandonment.
It's sink or swim on Bravo 's catty reality franchise.
Why Do Women Act Catty.
INTERVIEWS Watch James Franco 's Catty 'Grease' Remake for R.E.M.
INTERVIEWS Watch James Franco's Catty ' Grease ' Remake for R.E.M.
On some days, the comment might have seemed catty and whiny.
Elton John has catty remarks about Madonna.
Catty's 1997 state baseball champs reunite at ballpark.