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catty

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a unit of weight, used esp in China, equal to about one and a half pounds or about 0.67 kilogram
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Best Of Scottish Comedy, The Stand, Edinburgh This month features the dry wit of Andy Sir, the cattiness of Bruce Devlin and the giddiness of Sandy Nelson.
After all this cattiness, who should emerge from the celebrity Siberia of Channel 4's Come Dine With Me but Ken Morley, formerly Coronation Street's Reg Holdsworth, in drag.
The Disney princesses get a reality-TV makeover, and the ideals of beauty and wealth come crashing down in a heap of cattiness and booze.
Trollope's narrative voice conveys the cattiness of Thorne's more urbane rivals in the nearby town of Barchester, who do not correct rumors that their country colleague cannot be the genuine article, despite his "diplomas, degrees, and certificates" (p.
If you want jealousy, cattiness and gossip, then there is only one place to go.
With its brazen camp and cattiness, its strong focus on style and etiquette, and its shrewdly veiled diversity training, Queer Eye prefigured the programming that would come to define Bravo.
Cobbe also includes a small handful of letters that were neither written nor received by Vaughan Williams: most of these involve Ursula Vaughan Williams, but they include one remarkable Oxford University Press internal memo from Norman Peterkin to Humphrey Milford that contrasts William Walton's perceived cattiness with Vaughan Williams's more "gentlemanly" behavior.
McCartney's text when it fails does so by slipping into the overly cute locution, the cliched aphorism, or the cheap cattiness of camp.
Crombie's Man gets about half the cattiness and the heartbreak, but he can't bring the two together enough to make the man a truly great tour guide.
She carries her cattiness, competitiveness, suspicious jealousy, contemptible superiority, and most of all, her selfishness, with her into the hell of isolation they spawn, while the loving Lester and Betty embrace their communities.
The job she had gotten at a research institute--with the help of a few favors--had thrown her into a net of gossip, of vanity and cattiness.
The cattiness of Bowra's correspondence is indeed extraordinary, and it is not limited to his enemies.