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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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And it's with such swaggering sesquipedalianismo that an entire career of work can be cattily dismissed: "My review has raised doubts about the provenience of virtually every 'compelling,' unambiguous artifact...." wrote the archaeologist Stuart Fiedel in 1999 of the most promising pre-Clovis site ever.
At the "rout" or sociable gathering attended by ladies and gentlemen of fashion--or "lady-like gentlemen" as Zaarmilla calls them--Miss Ardent openly criticizes these frivolous, mean-spirited creatures who have been cattily attacking the plain dress and unvarnished countenance of a guest.
I didn't often get glammed up, and could imagine my big sister Tamara, then 21, laughing at me, saying cattily: `Making an effort for once, are you?'
"She is nice, but she has aged" (125), she says to describe the woman, cattily, as if she hopes the man would hear this and reject his current lover (125).
We may think that we already know these characters as stereotypes--the jaded Justice Department attorney reputed to be a loose cannon, the young and beautiful new FBI agent, the cattily ambitious senator's wife--but Horn freshens these familiar character types by making them multifaceted and compellingly human.
MEPs believe Kosovo peace-keepers should "take a more active approach", cattily noting that the rebels "seem to be based in southern Kosovo safe havens, in a region which should be under the control of KFOR".
She couldn't sing and she couldn't act, they cried cattily. The producers assured us she was having singing lessons.
Grave-airs cattily snipes, putting Slipslop in her place, as that saying goes: "`Some Folks might sometimes give their Tongues a liberty; to some people that were their Betters, which did not become them: for her part, she was not used to converse with Servants'" (p.
This obvious bias is more than a little problematic given that The Genius of Shakespeare is an attempt to wrestle Shakespeare free from the grip of (loosely) New Historicism, which Bate repeatedly, cattily, terms the `New Iconoclasm', and more specifically to spar with Gary Taylor's delightfully wry Reinventing Shakespeare (as Bate belatedly admits in a note).
As the Duc de Saint-Simon cattily remarked of the loose-living regent, this may have been more true in vice than it was in virtue.
From here, Bogen shifts both stylistically and chronologically to the cheery decadence of 1920s America, where a class-conscious flapper cattily discriminates between two tennis players--Todd, who is "not one of us," and Ted, "a regular guy, really white." The third stanza is set in the present, at a Virginia Slims tournament; here, it is the players who are being exploited: The women are playing for cigarettes on TV.
One man told me (cattily) that he thought it was because tennis is the only sport where women can understand the rules.