feli-, felin-, felino-
(Latin: cat, cats)
When Sally sees her tabby creeping forward toward a mouse, trying not to scare it away before she can pounce, then she's definitely being a stealthy feline.
During mankind's history, felines have even been worshipped as deities; and they never let their owners forget it.
Among the ancient Egyptians, felines were considered deities and there are those in these modern times who believe that cats still hold places of honor and special attention!
2. Similar to a cat, especially in graceful movement or stealthiness: Sam, the burglar, had very feline movements and so he was able to climb silently over the roof tops to escape detection.
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In tabbies, these feline upper respiratory infections, which are common and very contagious, are more common in areas associated with overcrowding and poor sanitation, for example in catteries and rescue shelters and also in outdoor feral cat populations (a feral cat or other animal is one that lives in a wild state but was once kept as a pet or lived on a farm).
Several organisms, both bacterial and viral, can cause the feline upper respiratory infection and the two primary viruses usually are feline herpesvirus-1 (FHV) and feline calicivirus (FCV).
Feline Chlamydia, a bacterial infection, can also result in feline upper respiratory tract infections, as well as other organisms which are spread from felid to kitty through eye, nasal, and oral secretions.
It was said that the actress Barbara Stanwick studied the walk of panthers before some of her roles in which she displayed a special felineness in her movements.
Shirley had gatophobia and was quite afraid to go to the neighbors to visit because their cat always wanted to jump up on her lap and be petted.
The scenes shown here represent an actual attack by a cat on a postal-delivery woman in Germany whenever she tried to deliver the mail. According to a German TV presentation, the cat would attack the postal-woman when she tried to deliver mail to the house. Did the cat resent an invasion of its territory or did it simply have an abnormal hatred of uniforms?
Whatever the reason for the feline's behavior, its owner had to pick up his mail at a neighborhood bar because he refused to restrict the freedom of his cat to come and go whenever it desired.
Cross references of word families that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "cat, cats": aeluro-, eluro-; cat; galeo-; gato-.