Crossword clues for catgut
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Catgut \Cat"gut`\, n. [Cat + gut.]
A cord of great toughness made from the intestines of animals, esp. of sheep, used for strings of musical instruments, etc.
A sort of linen or canvas, with wide interstices.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
n. 1 (context countable English) A cord of great toughness made from the intestines of animals, especially of sheep, used for strings of musical instruments, etc. 2 (context uncountable English) The material from which such cords are made. 3 (context uncountable English) A sort of linen or canvas, with wide interstices.
Catgut is a type of cord that is prepared from the natural fibre found in the walls of animal intestines. Catgut makers usually use sheep or goat intestines, but occasionally use the intestines of cattle, hogs, horses, mules, or donkeys. Despite the name, catgut manufacturers do not use cat intestines.
Catgut (foaled 1816) was a British Thoroughbred racehorse and broodmare who won the classic 1000 Guineas at Newmarket in 1819. The Guineas was the filly's only competitive win in six races, her other victory coming when she was allowed to walk over on her racecourse debut.
Usage examples of "catgut".
He never returns, but beside a fantastic stone in the wild country are found his watch, money, and ring, done up with catgut in a parchment bearing the same terrible characters as those on the black Babylonish seal and the rock in the Welsh mountains.
In spite of catgut sutures that were suitable for dogs but too large for human tendons, I was able to reattach them, and Mullen regained use of all but his middle finger, which was later repaired at the naval hospital at New Caledonia.
In his very early years, his pockets were gone through with every morning when he entered the school door, and the contents, when confiscated, would comprise a jew's-harp, a bit of catgut, screws whittled out of wood, tacks, spools, pins, and the like.
I was acutely aware of each movement, each breath, the tug and pull of the catgut sutures as I tightened the inguinal ring, but my hands did not belong to me.
Flora said, not looking up, as she tied off the last running stitch and cut the catgut with a small sharp knife.
We have something we have to ask you, Jimmy, Flora said, not looking up, as she tied off the last running stitch and cut the catgut with a small sharp knife.
As I went through the gate I could hear the thwock of tennis balls on catgut, and the occasional burst of applause.
His wild lunges made her task that much more difficult, and her fingers were slippery with blood in his hot flesh, but she found the rubbery pulsing snake of the lateral thoracic artery and worked past it gently, pinching off the smaller spurting blood vessels with the forceps, and tying them with a loop of catgut, torn between the need for speed and the danger of doing greater damage.