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Kat   /kæt/   Listen
Kat

noun
1.
The leaves of the shrub Catha edulis which are chewed like tobacco or used to make tea; has the effect of a euphoric stimulant.  Synonyms: African tea, Arabian tea, cat, khat, qat, quat.






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"Kat" Quotes from Famous Books



... the Anglo-Indian child is treated to a kat-pootlee nautch, and Hastings Clive has a birth-day every time he conceives a longing for a puppet-show; so that our wilful young friend may be said to be nine years, and about nineteen kat-pootlee nautches, old. ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 5, March, 1858 • Various

... he wished all marriages to be solemnized with the consent and approbation of the bishop, [Greek: meta gnomaes tou episkopou], that they might be "according to God, and not according to passion;" [Greek: kapa Theon kai mae kat ...
— The Christian Life - Its Course, Its Hindrances, And Its Helps • Thomas Arnold

... kat' antr', ha pontios notidi diaklyzei melas]. On [Greek: agmos] (Brodaeus' happy correction for [Greek: harmos]) the Cambridge editor quotes Nicander Ther. 146. [Greek: koile te pharanx, kai trechees ...
— The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I. • Euripides

... cruel bite, Like CATling's cut, her strength disabled quite; Her CATerwauling pierced the heavy air, As CATaphracts their arms through legions bear; 'Tis vain! as CATerpillars drag away Their lengths, like CATtle after busy day, She ling'ring died, nor left in kit KAT the Embodyment of ...
— The Humourous Poetry of the English Language • James Parton

... drawbacks the colony may be said to be flourishing, and when the Kaffir war is ended, and the Kat River rebellion put down, numerous fertile valleys will be open to the squatter, and contribute from their luxuriant bosoms bountiful supplies of ...
— Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas • W. Hastings Macaulay

... thus called, as being "the flower of Galilee," partly because [Hebrew: ncr] never occurs in this signification; partly because it is not conceivable that the place received a name which is due to it [Greek: kat'anti phrasin] only. It is much more probable that the place received the name on account of its smallness: a weak twig in contrast to a stately tree. In this signification [Hebrew: ncr] occurs in Is. xi. 1, xiv. 19, and in the Talmudical usus loquendi where [Hebrew: ...
— Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions. Vol. 2 • Ernst Hengstenberg

... these were clothed. [Greek: Sokrates te o Sophrotonischon pro tes es ten akropolin esodon Chariton eirgasato agalmata Athenaiois. Kai tauta men estin homoios apanta en estheti. Oi de usteron, ouk oida eph hoto, metabeblekasi to schema autais. Charitas goun, oi kat eme eplasson te kai egraphon gumnas]. Did not Socrates allude to these his statues of the ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 54, No. 338, December 1843 • Various

... has taken a kit-kat portrait of me in oils,—and a blue dress,—which he thinks is like, and which I am going to send you as soon as it comes home from the framers. I hope you will like it a little for my sake. Dear Katy, I send so ...
— Clover • Susan Coolidge



Words linked to "Kat" :   stimulant drug, khat, excitant, stimulant



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