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  • A kitten looks worried, as a puppy destroys a flower bed while it's trying to catch its own tail
    A kitten looks worried, as a puppy destroys a flower bed while it's trying to catch its own tail
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n kitten-tails a plant of the genus Besseya having fluffy spikes of flowers
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In literature:

At that moment the string bit hard into the captured tail, and the kitten cried out with the pain.
"Just David" by Eleanor H. Porter
It was like a kitten after its tail.
"The Breaking Point" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Now, honestly, did you ever see a kitten with a finer tail?
"Novel Notes" by Jerome K. Jerome
Do you see that kitten chasing so prettily her own tail?
"Essays, Second Series" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
With its head lower than its shoulders, and its long tail twitching, it slouched down the path, treading as softly as a kitten.
"Hunting the Grisly and Other Sketches" by Theodore Roosevelt
At this moment a kitten scampered across the green to them sideways, its tail up.
"Watersprings" by Arthur Christopher Benson
They soon become sure on their feet and, like kittens, play with their mother's tail.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
She put her hand on the black kitten with the white tip to his tail.
"Peggy in Her Blue Frock" by Eliza Orne White
Kittens chasing your tails!
"Shorty McCabe on the Job" by Sewell Ford
To help her courage the kitten began to lash her tail, jerking it from side to side as she had seen her mother move her own.
"The Tale of Master Meadow Mouse" by Arthur Scott Bailey
The porcupine flipped his tail, and the Kitten jumped back, and spat and hissed harder than ever.
"Forest Neighbors" by William Davenport Hulbert
Mr. Van Brunt looked complacently on, much as Ellen would at a kitten running round after its tail.
"The Wide, Wide World" by Susan Warner
He made the kitten to chase its tail and my Nonotte to laugh and dance.
"Dreamers of the Ghetto" by I. Zangwill
In its litter of kittens one or more is found without a tail.
"A Critique of the Theory of Evolution" by Thomas Hunt Morgan
The white Persian kitten frisks his white-plumed tail; and also turns over and goes to sleep.
"Through Our Unknown Southwest" by Agnes C. Laut
Why do you think the mouse does not know that the kittens can see his tail?
"Stories Pictures Tell" by Flora Carpenter
There is a black kitten here with white paws and a white tip to its tail.
"The Third Class at Miss Kaye's" by Angela Brazil
Many of the Siamese kittens bred here have kinks in their tails.
"Our Cats and All About Them" by Harrison Weir
The kitten's tail lashed back and forth.
"Swamp Cat" by James Arthur Kjelgaard
The Duke burst into a hearty laugh, and diving in his coat-tail pocket, produced the offending kitten in his great fist.
"My Lord Duke" by E. W. Hornung

In poetry:

I stand on top
of our back steps and breathe the rich air—
a mother skunk with her column of kittens swills the garbage pail.
She jabs her wedge-head in a cup
of sour cream, drops her ostrich tail,
and will not scare.
"Skunk Hour" by Robert Lowell

In news:

In this video a BUNCH of kittens climb a vacuum cleaner and manage to turn it on and then high tail it away.
She gave kittens piercings of the ear, neck, and tail… And then tried to sell them on Ebay for $100.
Three kittens with ear, neck and tail piercings were removed from a home by humane officers on Wednesday.