Definition of Cattie

1. Noun. Any of various units of weight used in southeastern Asia (especially a Chinese measure equal to 500 grams).

Exact synonyms: Catty
Geographical relationships: Cathay, China, Communist China, Mainland China, People's Republic Of China, Prc, Red China
Generic synonyms: Weight, Weight Unit



Definition of Cattie

1. an Asian unit of weight [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cattie

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cattail
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catteries
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cattie (current term)
cattier
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Literary usage of Cattie

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Descriptive Dictionary of the Indian Islands & Adjacent Countries by John Crawfurd (1856)
"These two weights, however, are in much less use than the Chinese cattie and picul, which are of one-half their weight ; making the first 9333 grains, ..."

2. Concerning Cats: A Book of Poems by Many Authors by Rosamund Marriott Watson (1892)
"TTHE cattie sits in the kiln-ring, Spinning, spinning; And by cam a little wee mousie, Rinning, rinning. " Oh what's that you're spinning my loe- some, ..."

3. Index of Economic Material in Documents of the States of the United States by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse (1908)
"Acreage claimed land, timber land, ranches and swamp and overflowed land; no. horses. cattie, etc.; eggs and poultry produce ; no. fruit trees and vines ..."

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