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The Devil's Dictionary: Cat

by Ambrose Bierce
CARTESIAN
CAVILER

CAT

-n.

A soft, indestructible automaton provided by nature to be kicked when things go wrong in the domestic circle.

 This is a dog,
This is a cat.
This is a frog,
This is a rat.
Run, dog, mew, cat.
Jump, frog, gnaw, rat.

- Elevenson

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