Definition of Black cat

1. Noun. Large dark brown North American arboreal carnivorous mammal.

Exact synonyms: Fisher, Fisher Cat, Martes Pennanti, Pekan
Generic synonyms: Marten, Marten Cat



Definition of Black cat

1. Noun. (soccer) someone connected with w:Sunderland A.F.C. Sunderland Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc. ¹

2. Noun. A fisher, North American marten that has thick brown fur; ''Martes pennanti''. ¹

3. Noun. A cat with black fur. ¹

4. Verb. (context: nautical slang) To do in some respect better than another. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Black Cat

black bream
black brotus
black bryony
black buck
black buffalo
black cab
black caiman
black cake
black calla
black caraway
black card
black cardamom
black cards
black carpet beetle
black carpet beetles
black cat (current term)
black cataract
black catechu
black chamber
black chanterelle
black chanterelles
black cherry
black cherry tree
black coal
black coals
black cock
black cocks
black coffee
black coffees
black cohosh

Literary usage of Black cat

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1. The Popular Science Monthly (1890)
"There is a popular saying in various parts of New England that it betokens good luck to be followed by a black cat. A black or gray cat or kitten coming to ..."

2. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1890)
"There is a popular saying in various parts of New England that it betokens good luck to be followed by a black cat. A black or gray cat or kitten coming to ..."

3. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting (1902)
"Then she began to read : "This is a black cat. The black cat can run. The black cat has caught a mouse." When I went home the first thing I did was to show ..."

4. The BookmanPopular culture (1911)
"THE NEWSPAPER WITH NO WASTE CIRCULATION Money for Story Writers THE black cat wants clever, unusual, short stories—stories that tell well in from 1000 to ..."

5. The Concept of Knowledge by Panayot Butchvarov (1970)
"The reason he would call the proposition “Some black cats are not black” false is that he knows that he could never find a black cat that is not black. ..."

6. Animal and Plant Lore: Collected from the Oral Tradition of English Speaking by Fanny Dickerson Bergen (1899)
"If a black cat cros^ the path of an individual, it is an ill omen. Upper Canada. 171- If, when walking, a black cat cross your path towards the left, ..."

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