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angora cat:see catcat,
name applied broadly to the carnivorous mammals constituting the family Felidae, and specifically to the domestic cat, Felis catus. The great roaring cats, the lion, tiger, and leopard are anatomically very similar to one another and constitute the genus
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behavior suggests self-indulgence. [Animal Symbolism: Jobes, 96]
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