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Do we say dog or cat

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"Under these circumstances I wouldn't do anything as mean as that to a dog!"

Gib shook himself like a great dog, and fell to his breakfast without a word.

Have you never seen a dog in a fight bite the hand of one who would succour him?" "Maybe, maybe," said the gentleman.

Here I am worrying about myself like a selfish dog without letting myself be happy over finding you.

I pity a dog in the street, but would I cross you, Garry, lad, to save the dog?

I pity a dog in the street, but would I cross you, Garry, lad, to save the dog?

But sooner or later we meet, Donnegan, and then, I swear by all that lives, I'll shoot you downwithout mercylike a mad dog.

"You dog," he whispered.

"And you mean," Mademoiselle cried, "you are dog enough to use those names?

All those qualms about the dog and cray-fish melt before it.

Lamb had confessed, in a previous letter to Barton, to having once wantonly set a dog upon a cray-fish.

A dog given to Lamb by Thomas Hood.

It was fortunate for these men, if Timon took a fancy to a dog, or a horse, or any piece of cheap furniture which was theirs.

" That which M. Vassili was pleased to call his little dog-hole in the Champs ร‰lysรฉes was, in fact, a gorgeous house in the tawdry style of modern Parisresplendent in gray iron railings, and high gate-posts surmounted by green cactus plants cunningly devised in cast iron.

"I admit that the peasants have themselves to blamejust as a dog has himself to blame when he is caught in a trap.

" "Quite," answered Paul; "and it is the obvious duty of those who know better to teach the dog to avoid the places where the traps are set.

You have all read your Darwin carefully enough to know that neither camels, horses, nor deer would have evolved as they did except for the stimulus given to their limb and speed development by the contemporaneous evolution of their enemies in the dog family.

A hare will run up a hill best, from her fore-legs being short; a dog down.'

We walked towards the head of the Dove, which is said to rise about five miles above two caves called the Dog-holes, at the end of Dovedale.

"A short shrift for the mad dog," they clamoured, "who knows neither mercy nor pity.

The poor devil does not look to have a dog's chance against you.

They think, indeed; and so do the ox, and the horse, and the dog, and the elephantbut not as rational men ought to do; and this it is that constitutes the burden of complaint.

Bob took the dead dog up, and said, "John, we'll bury him after tea."

Six years have passed,a long time for a boy and a dog: Bob Ainslie is off to the wars; I am a medical student, and clerk at Minto House Hospital.

As I have said, he was brindled and gray like Rubislaw granite; his hair short, hard, and close, like a lion's; his body thick set, like a little bulla sort of compressed Hercules of a dog.

[*] The same large, heavy, menacing, combative, sombre, honest countenance, the same deep inevitable eye, the same look,as of thunder asleep, but ready,neither a dog nor a man to be trifled with.

Didn't you tell me something of having seen a schooner at New Bedford, that was about our build and burthen, and that you understood had been bought for a sealer?" "Ay, ay, sir," answered Stimson, as bluff an old sea-dog as ever flattened in a jib-sheet, "and that's the craft, as I'm a thinkin', Mr. Green.

"On approaching a house he was received by a dog which persisted in leaving its compliments on one of his legs.

For if we will observe how children learn languages, we shall find that, to make them understand what the names of simple ideas or substances stand for, people ordinarily show them the thing whereof they would have them have the idea; and then repeat to them the name that stands for it; as WHITE, SWEET, MILK, SUGAR, CAT, DOG.

After several nights passed in anxiety, every little circumstance, any unusual noise, the baying of a dog, a disturbance in the hog-pens, exciting the greatest apprehension, Poe determined on stealthily watching the enemy under covert of a hillock or embankment on the farm.

I hate the French mortally; they are a set of bloody impious infidels, and treacherous to a degree; I would not escort a dog of a Frenchman for all the treasures of the Emperor; I would rather lose my head than protect one.

Dog Lost CHAPTER V. Signs Of A Storm CHAPTER VI.

"I don't know," said Oliver; "it looks like a dog's track; but I shouldn't think there would be a dog out here in the woods.

"I don't know," said Oliver; "it looks like a dog's track; but I shouldn't think there would be a dog out here in the woods.

It may be a dog which has lost his master.

" Jonas was right, for, when the boys arrived at the wood piles, they found there, waiting for them, a large black dog.

"Whose dog is that?" said Josey.

The dog remained motionless in his position, until, just as the boys had finished their calls, and as the foremost sled was drawn pretty near him, he suddenly wheeled around with a leap, and bounded away through the snow, for half the length of the first wood pile, and then stopped, and again looked round.

Jonas took a piece, and walked slowly towards the dog.

The dog was slowly and timidly approaching the bread which Jonas held out towards him.

The dog came timidly up to Jonas, and took the bread and butter from Josey's hand, and devoured it eagerly.

" So Josey brought the rest of his luncheon, and the dog ate it all.

Jonas said that he was undoubtedly a dog that had lost his master, and had been wandering about to find him, until he became very hungry.

So the boys left the dog gnawing his bone, and went up after another load; but before they had half loaded their sleds, Oliver saw Franco coming, bounding up the road, towards them.

The farmer said that he was some dog that had strayed away from his master; and he told Jonas to go out after supper and drive him away.

Josey begged his uncle to keep him, but his aunt said she would not have a dog about the house.

She said it would cost as much to keep him as to keep a sheep, and that, instead of bringing them a good fleece, a dog was good for nothing, but to track your floors in wet weather, and keep you awake all night with his howling.

So the farmer told Jonas to go out after supper, and drive the dog away.

Just before he turned to go into the house, he looked back, to see what had become of the dog.

Franco remained about the barn until breakfast-time, and then Jonas, at the table, told the farmer that he tried to drive the dog away the night before, but that in the morning he found him in the barn.

She, however, picked up the stick, and brandished it again towards Franco, and, stamping with her foot at him, she said, "Away with you, dog; get home!"

What the result of this contest would have been, it is very difficult to say, had it not been that it was soon decided by the occurrence of a singular incident; for, as the farmer's wife nodded her head, and stamped at the dog, the jar or the motion seemed to give the wind a momentary advantage over her bonnet, which, in her haste, she had not tied on very securely.

She herself smiled as she returned to her work, saying, "The dog has something in him, I acknowledge; go and see if you can't find him a bone, Jonas."

"Yes, Jonas," said the farmer, "you may have him for your dog till the owner comes and claims him.

And this is the way that Jonas first got his dog Franco.

He told Oliver that morning, as he was patting his head under the old General's crib, that the dog had taught them one good lesson.

DOG LOST About the middle of the winter, the farmer went to market with his produce.

The next advertisement was about some machinery, which a man had invented; and the next was headed, in large letters, Dog Lost.

So he got a chair, and stood up in it, and read as follows: "'DOG LOST.

"'Strayed or stolen from the subscriber, a valuable dog, of large size and black color.'

"'Any person who will return said dog to the subscriber, at his residence at Walton Plain, shall be suitably rewarded.

" He had hoped that Walton Plain would have proved to be off of his road, so that he could have had a good reason for not doing any thing about restoring the dog, until after he had gone home, and reported the facts to the farmer.

But now, as he found that it was on his way, and as he would very probably go directly by Mr. Edwards's door, he concluded that he ought, at any rate, to call and let him look at Franco, and see whether it was his dog or not.

I came to see him about his dog.

He saw there a large dog, very much like Franco in form and size, lying upon the carpet.

"I came to see you, sir, about your dog," said Jonas.

"Well, my boy," replied the man, "and what about my dog?"

and, as he said this, he looked down at the dog, which was lying upon the floor.

"Yes, sir; a dog like that one came to me in the woods one day this winter.

" "O," said Mr. Edwards, "you mean the dog that I lost.

When did you find him?" Jonas then told the whole story of the dog's coming to them, and of their attempt to drive him away; and also of his seeing the advertisement in the tavern.

At last he said, "I think it very probable that it is my dog.

It is probable yours is the same dog; but I don't know that there is any particular proof of it.

The dog was standing up in the sleigh, and looking wildly around.

The dog leaped down from the sled, and came bounding up the road.

He looked at the strange dog lying so comfortably in his old place upon the warm carpet, and then came and gazed up eagerly into his old master's face a moment.

" Jonas opened the door, and the dog ran out into the entry, and then made the same signs to have the outer door opened.

" "The dog seems to have become attached to you, Jonas," said Mr. Edwards, "and I presume that you have become somewhat attached to him.

"I hardly know what to say about this dog," he continued, at length.

I valued the dog very much, and would have given a large sum to have recovered him, when he was first lost.

" "And don't you think that he would be willing to have you pay a part of it for the dog?" "I don't know, sir," said Jonas.

"I know he likes the dog very much, but I have no authority to buy him with his money.

After a few minutes' pause, Mr. Edwards resumed the conversation, as follows: "Well, Jonas," said he, "I have been thinking of this a little, and have concluded to let you keep the dog for me a little while,that is, if he is willing to go with you.

Mr. Edwards took his hat, and followed him to the door, to see whether the dog would go willingly.

The dog ran down towards him a little way, and then stopped, looked back, and, after a moment's pause, he returned a few steps towards his former master.

" "You're a good dog, Franco," he continued, patting his head, "to come with me,very good dog, Franco, to choose the coarse hay for a bed under the old General's crib, rather than that good warm carpet, for the sake of coming with me.

" "You're a good dog, Franco," he continued, patting his head, "to come with me,very good dog, Franco, to choose the coarse hay for a bed under the old General's crib, rather than that good warm carpet, for the sake of coming with me.

] Jonas patted Franco's head and praised him, while the dog wagged his tail, whisked about, and shook the snow off from his back and sides.

"What dog is that?" said the woman.

" "No, that isn't the way," said the woman; "the dog don't know any thing about it.

He had painted some rustic figures very admirably, and made such subjects a fashion; but why they should ever be so, we could never understand; or why royalty should not be represented as royalty, gentry as gentry; to represent them otherwise, appears as absurd as if our Landseer should attempt a greyhound in the character of a Newfoundland dog.

A prize-fight had taken place in the neighbourhood, and one of the numerous visitors of that truly noble exhibition, who, in order to do honour to the day, had deprived Smithfield market of the light of his countenance, was returning across the park from the scene of combat, accompanied by his bull-dog.

The dog, who doubtless knew that his master was a trespasser, and considered it the better policy to assume at once the offensive, flew at the party whom he saw approaching.

It is the well-known nature of the bull-dog to fasten where it once bites, and the brute pinned Darcy to the ground, until its owner, arriving on the spot, extricated him from his very painful position.

Now, when you preserve me, at your own hazard, from a very serious injuryyou do it in so surly a mannerI wish the dog had bitten me!"

Fourteen year' back I courted Naomi, an' she used me worse 'n a dog.

A dog-cart rumbled by, and later, a brougham; people were not yet returned from driving on the country turnpikes.

He began to whimper like a beaten dog.

In the evening he returned, the man still following him like a pariah dog, to find the situation unaltered.

" Since Lucas's death Tawny Hudson had attached himself to Bertie, following him to and fro like a lost dog, somewhat to Dot's dismay; for, deeply though she pitied the great half-breed, there was something about him that frightened her.

cat 4377 occurrences

"I thought I'd stepped on the cat."

At Halifax, he tried to desert, was caught, brought back and lashed to the "long tom" and received a flogging with the cat-o'-nine-tails.

From this he took four instruments of punishment and gave one to each of his mates; for a fresh "cat," applied by a fresh hand, was the ceremonious privilege accorded to every man-of-war culprit.

Captain Snipes lifted his finger, and the first boatswain's-mate advanced, combing out the nine tails of his "cat" with his fingers, and then, sweeping them round his neck, brought them with the whole force of his body upon the mark.

The fourth boatswain's mate, with a fresh cat-o-nine-tails swung it about his head and brought the terrible scourge hissing and crackling on the young and tender back.

He saw that his case was hopeless; his solemn disclaimer was thrown in his teeth, and the boatswain's-mate stood curling his fingers through the "cat."

We scurried up these and through the warren above like rabbits when the pole-cat pursueth, and finally found ourselves in the alley, where we called a halt.

The tough boughs of the manzanita thickets through which he had plunged had scourged him like a cat-o'- nine tails.

The life we lead in this house would make a cat sick.

I got the tickets because the guv'nor's going into the country to preach to-night, and while the cat's away we can slip out and enjoy ourselves; not that he'd object to a sacred concert, I suppose, especially if he were allowed to hold forth during the intervals," he added, with a sneer.

He fought like a wild cat, and screamed for help.

lock Winter Fingers and Toes A Seasonable Song Dame Trot and Her Cat Three Children on the Ice Cross Patch The Old Woman Under a Hill Tweedle-Dum and Tweedle-Dee Oh Dear!

Two Pigeons A Sure Test Lock and Key The Lion and the Unicorn The Merchants of London I Had a Little Husband To Babylon I'll Tell You a Story A Strange Old Woman Sleep, Baby, Sleep Cry, Baby Baa, Baa, Black Sheep Little Fred The Cat and the Fiddle Doctor Fell A Counting-Out Rhyme Jack and His Fiddle Buttons Hot Boiled Beans Little Pussy Sing a Song of

Cushy cow, bonny, let down thy milk Daffy-down-dilly has come to town Dame Trot and her cat Dance, little Baby, dance up high!

Gammer Gurton is patching the leather breeches of her man Hodge, when Gib, the cat, gets into the milk pan.

While Gammer chases the cat the family needle is lost, a veritable calamity in those days.

To show the spirit and the metrical form of the play we give a fragment of the boy's description of the dullard Hodge trying to light a fire on the hearth from the cat's eyes, and another fragment of the old drinking song at the beginning of the second act.

At last in a dark corner two sparkes he thought he sees Which were, indede, nought els but Gyb our cat's two eyes.

While Tennyson and Browning were being educated for the life of literature, and shielded most tenderly from the hardships of the world, Dickens, a poor, obscure, and suffering child, was helping to support a shiftless family by pasting labels on blacking bottles, sleeping under a counter like a homeless cat, and once a week timidly approaching the big prison where his father was confined for debt.

And in that moment that I slew him, I did note curiously how that he had large teeth upon each side of the mouth; and was aware that he had come so quiet as a great cat.

The claws cannot be entirely concealed in the cat's paw, you know;" and she laughed bitterly into his face.

Like enough, the progress is illusory, a mere cat's cradle having been wound and unwound out of words.

If it so fall out (as often it doth) that such peasants are preferred by reason of their wealth, chance, error, &c., or otherwise, yet as the cat in the fable, when she was turned to a fair maid, would play with mice; a cur will be a cur, a clown will be a clown, he will likely savour of the stock

As a heron when she fishes, still prying on all sides; or as a cat doth a mouse, his eye is never off hers; he gloats on him, on her, accurately observing on whom she looks, who looks at her, what she saith, doth, at dinner, at supper, sitting, walking, at home, abroad, he is the same, still inquiring, maundering, gazing, listening, affrighted with every small object; why did she smile, why did she pity him, commend him?

Although it is beyond the scope of this book to enter into a detailed account of the tiger, discussing his structure, habits, and characteristics, it may aid the reader if I give a sketchy general outline of some of the more prominent points of interest connected with the monarch of the jungle, the cruel, cunning, ferocious king of the cat tribe, the beautiful but dreaded tiger.

He is the largest of the cat tribe, the most formidable race of quadrupeds on earth.

Like all the cat tribe, they are very cruel in disposition, often most wantonly so.

Having disabled his prey with the first onset, the tiger plays with it as a cat does with a mouse, and, unless very sharp set by hunger, he always indulges this love of torture.

For the rest there are some gleams of real fun where a beach-comber tries to palm off a dyed cat as the long-deferred tortoise-shell, and the exit of this animal from a world too covetous to hold it is thoroughly sound farce.

Do you remember the big, black cat in Hinneryd's parish house?

The cabin door was closed, but down in one corner a large piece had been cut away, that the cat might go in and out.

The only one in the cottage whose glance he did not care to meet, was Clawina, the house cat.

"I always forget, Jarro, that you do not understand human speech, like Caesar and myself," answered the cat.

The cat looked down at Caesar with a knowing smile.

The dog and the cat found the time long, when they didn't have him to wrangle over; and the housewife missed the glad quacking which he had indulged in every time she entered the house.

"Now I know how a poor little mousie fares when it falls into the cat's claws," thought the boy.

The big grey man set his teeth and waited with the patience of a stalking beast of prey, or a cat which will sit half the day waiting for the mouse to show above the opening of its hole.

Margaret, who had been to look at the birds, came in with the intelligence that Muff, the pet cat of Miss Edith, was sitting in the dusk, watching the canaries with no friendly eye, and that she had even made a dart at the cage; and she prophesied that the birds would not be safe long.

Muff was not a kitten, but a venerable cat, who had belonged to Edith's elder sister, and was given to Edith, the day that sister married, as a very precious gift; and Edith loved that grey cat, loved her dearly.

Muff was not a kitten, but a venerable cat, who had belonged to Edith's elder sister, and was given to Edith, the day that sister married, as a very precious gift; and Edith loved that grey cat, loved her dearly.

"Muff won't hurt the birds, Fred dear," said Edith, "she is not like a common cat."

Whatever points of dissimilarity there might he between Muff and the cat race in general, in this particular she quite resembled them; she loved birds, and would not be very nice as to the manner of obtaining them.

I cannot tell how many times Muff was called "a nasty cat," "a tiresome cat," "a vicious cat," and little Edith's heart was full, for she did not believe any evil of her favourite; and to hear her so maligned, seemed like a personal insult; but she bore it patiently.

I cannot tell how many times Muff was called "a nasty cat," "a tiresome cat," "a vicious cat," and little Edith's heart was full, for she did not believe any evil of her favourite; and to hear her so maligned, seemed like a personal insult; but she bore it patiently.

I cannot tell how many times Muff was called "a nasty cat," "a tiresome cat," "a vicious cat," and little Edith's heart was full, for she did not believe any evil of her favourite; and to hear her so maligned, seemed like a personal insult; but she bore it patiently.

It would be very sad if any of them should be lost through her cat; what should she do?

Miss Schomberg (aunt Agnes that is) had expressed a wish for a nice quiet cat, and this, her beauty, would just suit her.

The cat terrifies them by springing at the wires, and if they were sitting they would certainly be frightened off their nests.

It was very great to Edith; she loved with all her heart; and to part with what we love, be it a dog, a cat, a bird, or any inanimate possession, is a great pang.

Her early visit rather astonished aunt Agnes, who was at that moment busily engaged in dressing Miss Webster's foot, and at the announcement of Betsey"Please Ma'am little Miss Parker is called and has brought you a cat," she jumped so that she spilled Miss Webster's lotion.

a cat!" echoed the ladies.

" "Oh no, Miss Schomberg, no, only I heard you say you would like a cat, and Fred has got some new birds and I mayn't keep Muff, and so will you take her and be kind to her?" "My dear child," said aunt Agnes in a bewilderment, "I would take her gladly but Miss Webster has a bird you know, and is so awfully neat and particular, oh, it won't do; you must not bring her here, and I must go back and finish Miss Webster's foot.

Good bye, take the cat, dear, away, pray do;" and, so saying, aunt Agnes bustled off, leaving poor Edith more troubled and perplexed with Muff than ever.

my cat I mean, my dear cat;" and then she told her tale up to the point of Miss Webster's refusing to admit Muff as a lodger, and cried most bitterly as she said, "and I won't have her ill-treated, so I will drown her, will you do it for me Joe, please do now, or my courage will be gone?

my cat I mean, my dear cat;" and then she told her tale up to the point of Miss Webster's refusing to admit Muff as a lodger, and cried most bitterly as she said, "and I won't have her ill-treated, so I will drown her, will you do it for me Joe, please do now, or my courage will be gone?

but I won't stay to look at it, so good-bye," said she, and slipping a shilling into Joe's hand, ran home with the news to Fred, that the cat was by this time at the bottom of the tea, and his canaries were safe for ever from her claws.

I like to give you my room, and I like to give up my cat to you, and I shall not cry any more about it, so don't be unhappy.

"No, Miss, 't aint for Muff exactly," said Joe, "though she pitied you, as they all did, in thinking of drowning the cat; but bless the dear children, they are all trying in their way, I do believe; to please their mother, and to win her to be more happy and gentle like.

Got no more idea about sticking to an engagement than a cat," said Upton.

His smile was like "the snarl of a cat."

You told me that I must learn to love everybody, and so I did; and now it seems as if everybody and everything loved me, even our old cat and dog.

After having been an inmate of our family nine years, having suffered countless frights and manglings from the many kittens we had kept in the time, he at last died by the claws of the family cat, when released one fine afternoon for an airing, and to have his cage cleaned.

He it is that sees the cat in the garden of parakeets, the thief in the upper chamber, the sin of the child with the honey, the women talking indoors and the small hut's innermost things.

What did you wake me up for, anyway?" "Black Cat Patrol, Chicago!" was the reply that came through the darkness.

"I'll just like to see whether you're a Black Cat or not.

You then again, and again contrary to my advice, embarked in perfect wild-cat affairs, which ended in ourI say 'our' heregetting severely scratched and mauled.

A promise is broken to a cat, and the whole world goes wrong.

A man who breaks his promise to his wife ought to be reminded that, even if she is a cat, the case of the fairy-cat shows that such conduct may be incautious.

A man who breaks his promise to his wife ought to be reminded that, even if she is a cat, the case of the fairy-cat shows that such conduct may be incautious.

You starved alley cat!"

DrinkI drink when I have occasion, and sometimes when I have no occasionDon't you know what drink is, alley-cat?

"You be Queen Kathrine, you alley-cat.

Don't you know there's a limit to human endurance, alley-cat?

And the one that bound you to me, alley-cat, was very material, very material indeed.

Don't you know there's a limit to human endurance, alley-cat?

That night, after Jewel was asleep, and the cat outside had ceased yowling, Martin climbed stealthily out of bed and went on his knees, praying with all the fervour of his big being for snow.

When at last he succeeded in doing so he felt as weak as a cat, and deadly sick into the bargain.

When the music ended, a great noise went upshouts and whistles and cat-calls.

"It doesn't really count one way or the other with me, Dick, any more than it would count with you if I hawked stale fish in the street for cat's meat.

Taters in the cauldron sink, Peeled by hands as black as ink; Portions of a slaughtered cat, Piece of breakfast-bacon fat, Bits of boot and bits of stick Make the gruel slab and thick.

Mrs. M. Another favourite instrument was the violin, a small and curiously shaped apparatus fitted with four strings, which, when rubbed or scraped with horsehair tightly stretched on a narrow wooden frame, were made to produce sounds imitating the cries of various animals, especially the mewing of a cat, to perfection.

The cat's in the cupboard, your mother's asleep.

The advent of the following summer was marked by two events of importance; Mouser, the Penniman cat, after being repeatedly foiled throughout the winter, had gained access to the little house on a day when windows and doors were open for cleaning, stalked the immobile blue jay, and falling upon his prey had rent the choice bird limb from limb, scattering over a wide space wings, feathers, cotton, and twisted wire.

says"Some men there are cannot abide a gaping pig, and some that are mad if they behold a cat."

" "I inclined to think the best conjurer in such a case would be an able-bodied cat," he said, with a provoking chuckle.

"Now this is something like," he purred, watching like a cat my every motion as I set the glasses forth and guardedly drew the cork.

'Catkin' is diminutive for 'cat;' so this collection of flowers is called 'catkin,' or 'little cat.'

'Catkin' is diminutive for 'cat;' so this collection of flowers is called 'catkin,' or 'little cat.'

" For four days we were anxiously watching for some indications of a breeze, but were so frequently deceived with "cat's paws," and the occasional slight flickering of the dog vane, that we sank into listless resignation.

"How high the cat has to step, to walk over the grass!"

HOCKLEY-IN-THE-HOLE, iii. 134, n. 1; 454. HODGE, the cat, iv. 197.

Except for a skittish pebble that she chased across the empty front, she found nothing of interest; no hint of savoury odours from the great spit over the blazing logs that may have caused a James Towne cat to sit and gaze and sniff some two centuries or more ago.

Pussy cat's secret.

The Cat with the golden eyes.

He compared his feelings, not inaptly, to those of a cat watching a mouse through a window.

" "Well," he said, "now the cat's out of the bag, I'll admit, yes, it is so.

SALLUST, Bel. Cat. '

"I could not have believed that any thing but a cat could have been so agile," he says, beginning to laugh.

I had a dim recollection of reading something in Cooper's novels about a ship's deadheads and cat's eyes, or cat-heads and deadeyes, I could not remember which, and, determined not to be ignored as an inexperienced landlubber, I gazed in a vague way into the rigging, and made a few very general observations upon the nature of deadeyes and spanker-booms.

I had a dim recollection of reading something in Cooper's novels about a ship's deadheads and cat's eyes, or cat-heads and deadeyes, I could not remember which, and, determined not to be ignored as an inexperienced landlubber, I gazed in a vague way into the rigging, and made a few very general observations upon the nature of deadeyes and spanker-booms.