Kit"cat` (?), a.


Designating a club in London, to which Addison and Steele belonged; -- so called from Christopher Cat, a pastry cook, who served the club with mutton pies.


Designating a canvas used for portraits of a peculiar size, viz., twenty-right or twenty-nine inches by thirtysix; -- so called because that size was adopted by Sir Godfrey Kneller for the portraits he painted of the members of the Kitcal Club.



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Kit"cat`, n.

A game played by striking with a stick small piece of wood, called a cat, shaped like two coned united at their bases; tipcat.


Kitcat roll Agric., a roller somewhat in the form of two cones set base to base. [Prov. Eng.]


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