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manx cat

a tailless variety of the domestic cat.
Origin of manx cat
First recorded in 1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The manx cat is considered by many people as a natural curiosity.

    Concerning Cats Helen M. Winslow
  • The manx cat came from the Isle of Man originally, and is a distinct breed.

    Concerning Cats Helen M. Winslow
  • Max had better be a sheep or a manx cat, and not bother about a tail.

  • I cannot, myself, come to the same conclusion as to the origin of the manx cat.

  • Is it possible that the manx cat originated from the Malayan?

  • No; very much the reverse, for, whereas a manx cat has no tail, this brute had no fewer than nine.

    Cats W. Gordon Stables
  • I'd rather be nicknamed 'manx cat' than to be called 'lean cat,' wouldn't you?

    Tabitha at Ivy Hall Ruth Alberta Brown
  • On the sheepskin rug before the fire a manx cat was dozing beside a pair of carpet slippers.

    Dope Sax Rohmer
British Dictionary definitions for manx cat

Manx cat

a short-haired tailless variety of cat, believed to originate on the Isle of Man
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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