The dog sprang upon the tomcat, and caught him by the throat; while the Phantom Cats stood still in amazement.
Yet the Indian elephant is about as much like his African brother as a tomcat is like a tiger.
The tomcat had come into camp bringing five cows with their unmarked offspringthis was the spring round-up.
If the tomcat had been all Mexican or all Comanche this leaf might never have been written.
One verdict will say the kitten contains the mouse; the other will as certainly say the mouse is in the tomcat.
Hed admire to take a skelp, that tomcat would, but hes shy the sand.
And not only is he a tomcat, he is a hate-scarred noctivagant, owning but an ear and a half, and a poor third of tail.
The tomcat did not recall Mr. Masterson as one uncommonly dangerous.
The tomcat programmed the slaughter for that last moment when the setting sun should touch the hard, gray skyline.
On occasion the tomcat brushed by Mr. Masterson in the narrow walks of Dodge.
1809, from Tom + cat; probably influenced by Tom the Cat in the popular children's book "The Life and Adventures of a Cat" (1760); replaced earlier Gib-cat, from diminutive of Gilbert, though Tom was applied to male kittens c.1300. Used of the males of other beasts and birds since 1791. Cf. also Tibert. The verb meaning "to pursue women promiscuously for sexual gratification" is recorded from 1927.
: In his younger days he was a notorious tomcat
To pursue male sexual activity avidly
[1927+; fr the common name for a male cat, popularized by the 1760 book The Life and Adventures of a Cat, in which the creature was named Tom]