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catling

noun
  1. a long double-edged surgical knife for amputations
  2. rare catgut or a string made from it
  3. an archaic word for kitten
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Word Origin

C17: from cat 1 + -ling 1
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Historical Examples

  • Mr. Catling preserved the receipt of that message as a souvenir of the occasion.

    The Bristol Royal Mail

    R. C. Tombs