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pussy

1. an informal name for a cat
2. a furry catkin, esp that of the pussy willow
3. a rare word for tipcat
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Hooray, hooray, hooray!--And now, Jack, let's have a little talk about Pussy. Two pairs of nut-crackers?
'In point of fact,' the former resumes, after some silent dipping among his fragments of walnut with an air of pique, 'I see it whenever I go to see Pussy. If I don't find it on her face, I leave it there.--You know I do, Miss Scornful Pert.
If I could choose, I would choose Pussy from all the pretty girls in the world.'
My dead and gone father and Pussy's dead and gone father must needs marry us together by anticipation.
However, when I come to consider that even in Pussy's house--if she had one--and in mine-- if I had one--'
For instance: I should have put in the foreground your being so much respected as Lay Precentor, or Lay Clerk, or whatever you call it, of this Cathedral; your enjoying the reputation of having done such wonders with the choir; your choosing your society, and holding such an independent position in this queer old place; your gift of teaching (why, even Pussy, who don't like being taught, says there never was such a Master as you are!), and your connexion.'
In some few months less than another year, you know, I shall carry Pussy off from school as Mrs.
Of Pussy's being beautiful there cannot be a doubt;--and when you are good besides, Little Miss Impudence,' once more apostrophising the portrait,
Only gloves for Pussy; as many pairs of gloves as she is years old to-day.
Calling themselves Pussy Riot, the group of young women dressed in brightly coloured skirts, tights and balaclavas screamed the lyrics of their "punk prayer to Putin" at the front of a Russian Orthodox cathedral in Moscow.
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A member of Russia protest group Pussy Riot may have been poisoned by an overdose of medication, it has been reported.