Catling
Catling Cat"ling, n. [Cat + -ing.] 1. A little cat; a kitten. ``Cat nor catling.'' --Drummond. [1913 Webster]

2. Catgut; a catgut string. [R.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. (Surg.) A double-edged, sharp-pointed dismembering knife. [Spelt also {catlin}.] --Crobb. [1913 Webster]


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