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manx cat

  1. a tailless variety of the domestic cat.
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Origin of manx cat

First recorded in 1855–60
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  • But it is an appendix of the most appendicious, and can be cut away without the slightest Manx-cat effect.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2

    George Saintsbury

British Dictionary definitions for manx cat

Manx cat

  1. a short-haired tailless variety of cat, believed to originate on the Isle of Man
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