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Catty

A unit of weight in Taiwan approximately equivalent to 600 grams. It is used primarily in the sale of bulk foodstuffs.
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The officer ordered a full post-mortem to be carried out at which point Catty, realising her number was up, bolted through the back door dressed in her shabby black gown.
Caught in the Catty Corner; Experts call it 'relational aggression' but adolescent girls say peers are just mean.
Catty Amma coul;d take a real caning this week and a buy at 65 is attractive.
Jocelyn Catty, Writing Rape, Writing Women in Early Modern England: Unbridled Speech
Catty argues that 'rape is both a sexual (and usually social) destruction of the woman and a figurative silencing', while an alternative mythological tradition 'associates rape with the production of female utterance' (p.
Dairy Farm believes there is room for a cash and catty in every Indian city with a population greater than 1 million.
She tries her best to be catty throughout the book, and at times she even succeeds in evincing a certain feline wit -- as in her devastating description of Luce spiriting sculptor Isamu Noguchi, chisel in hand, into her Manhattan apartment to touch up her marble bust after a secret nose job.
As Walter Goodman noted in a delightfully catty review in The New York Times, ABC news and its $8-million-dollar woman, under the guise of presenting a "news" magazine, simply turned over an entire hour of air time to the promotional department of Sony, which is reported to be spending $30 million to repair Jackson's image and flog his new, lackluster CD.
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Mr Anthony Albanese and Minister for Finance and Deregulation Senator Penny Wong today announced the re-appointments of Mr John Caldon, Ms Pamela Catty and Mr Barry Cotter to the board of the Australian Rail Track Corporation.
Good on her, I say - it's about time the catty one shut his trap and hid those irritating teeth.
It is not the first time he has passed some childish catty remarks against Americans, though this time he didn't describe them as Yanks, as before.