Enough to Make a Cat Laugh

Throughout the 1990s, Deric Longden has shared his life with Aileen Armitage and four cats: Thermal, Tigger, Frink, and shabby old Arthur.

Author: Deric Longden

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780552156202

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Throughout the 1990s, Deric Longden has shared his life with Aileen Armitage and four cats: Thermal, Tigger, Frink and shabby old Arthur. And the cats have found that sharing a life with Aileen can be a very painful business. She hardly ever trips over them these days, but they are always in danger of being mistaken for a cardigan, or inadvertently locked away in the cellar. Ever since Thermal came in from the cold to enter his life, Deric has seen his world increasingly taken over by cats. What with planning their menus, entertaining their friends, listening to their worries and observing their adventures, he has little time left over for his professional life as a writer. But there are rich rewards. One way or another, the cats that Deric and Aileen share their lives with are an endless source of interest and laughter. Few writers have found so much enjoyment in the company of cats, and none has written better about their charm, and the fascinating range of their personalities. Enough to make a Cat Laugh will enchant cat-lovers everywhere, and give Longden-lovers an unforgettable treat.
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Arthur Clifford by the author of Basil St John

It ' s enough to make a cat laugh , and pretty many laughs the cats must have , if
they have their eyes open , as they whisk in and out of areas . My dear lady , I
have serious thoughts of writing my experiences , and calling it Memoirs of a Cat

Author: Arthur Clifford (fict.name.)


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A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English

Very charming: ironic coll:-—1887 (Baumann); ob. by 1930. enough to give you a
fit on the mat. Very amusing or laughable: non-aristocratic: C.20; very ob. (W.L.
George, The Making ofan Englishman, 1914.) Cf. enough to make a cat laugh, ...

Author: Eric Partridge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134963652

Category: Foreign Language Study

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The definitive work on the subject, this Dictionary - available again in its eighth edition - gives a full account of slang and unconventional English over four centuries and will entertain and inform all language-lovers.
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Shorter Dictionary of Catch Phrases

The phrase has been used since the mid-19th century in the phonetic shortened
form nuff said! enough to make a cat laugh very funny or ludicrous, as in you
should have seen him trying to dance—it was enough to make a cat laugh!

Author: Rosalind Fergusson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134856060

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 176

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This collection will appeal to everyone who has ever wondered about the origin of phrases like "all part of life's rich pattern" and "long time no see". It covers a wide range of catch phrases in current use in all parts of the English-speaking world. Most entries are drawn from the second edition of Eric Partridge's Dictionary of Catch Phrases (second edition, edited by Paul Beale), but have been completely rewritten in the light of recent research, and there are many additions. Catch Phrases include: close your eyes and think of England! have I got news for you! ... refreshes the parts that other ... cannot reach some mothers do'ave'em! you are awful, but I like you.
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Modern Proverbs and Proverbial Sayings

EAP ( B ) 23 : There ' s no more peace here than C74 ; TW 58 ( 5 ) . for a cat in
hell without claws . 1973 KAmis Riverside ( NY ) 63 : Not a celluloid cat ' s C87
Enough to make a Cat laugh chance in hell . 1974 HCarmichael Most 1922
JJoyce ...

Author: Bartlett Jere Whiting

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press

ISBN: IND:30000011802851

Category: Literary Criticism

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A collection of British and American proverbs that are currently in use.
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A Dictionary of Confusable Phrases

end it all • get away from it all end it all—commit suicide: Martine became so
depressed during a recent illness that she ... He enlarged on the importance of
exercising memory as a habit. enough to make a cat laugh • enough to make a
cat ...

Author: Yuri Dolgopolov

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786459957

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 403

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Covering over 10,000 idioms and collocations characterized by similarity in their wording or metaphorical idea which do not show corresponding similarity in their meanings, this dictionary presents a unique cross-section of the English language. Though it is designed specifically to assist readers in avoiding the use of inappropriate or erroneous phrases, the book can also be used as a regular phraseological dictionary providing definitions to individual idioms, clichés, and set expressions. Most phrases included in the dictionary are in active current use, making information about their meanings and usage essential to language learners at all levels of proficiency.
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Acting National Drama

Then let the old line end a tale of laughter— (To PRINcess and MARquis.) Be
married, and live ... If once to-night I've made you grin, Oh, in return for that laugh,
Allow us just applause to win Enough to make a cat laugh! MARQUIS. But hold ...

Author: Benjamin Webster


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The Boy s Own Annual

near enough , " Frank chimed in before Dick had The Rectory was very secluded
. ... His dark face to make a cat laugh ! has , one might almost say , an expression
It is a most remarkable fact that real of settled gloom upon it , and when he ...



ISBN: UCAL:C2723999

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Philippa Gregory s Tudor Court 6 Book Boxed Set

It's enough to make a cat laugh. I have to do nothing. She makes him feel old,
and I make him feel young. So he dislikes her, and he adores me. And though it
is a certainty that he will die soon, I should be very sad for him if it were to be at
once ...

Author: Philippa Gregory

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451682960

Category: Fiction

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The six-book bosed set of the bestselling Tudor Court novels by Philippa Gregory, #1 New York Times bestselling author and "the queen of royal fiction" (USA TODAY): The Constant Princess, The Other Boleyn Girl, The Boleyn Inheritance, The Queen's Fool, The Virgin's Lover, and The Other Queen.
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It was long enough, anyway, for me to find out all the peculiar habits of the house;
long enough for me to get used to the other ... It was all the most trifling sort of
nonsense, and enough to make a cat laugh; but it was life and death to them—I ...

Author: Sarah Waters

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780748129232

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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The book that inspired Park Chan-wook's astonishing film The Handmaiden. Shortlisted for the Orange Prize and the Booker Prize London 1862. Sue Trinder, orphaned at birth, grows up among petty thieves - fingersmiths - under the rough but loving care of Mrs Sucksby and her 'family'. But from the moment she draws breath, Sue's fate is linked to that of another orphan growing up in a gloomy mansion not too many miles away.
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Jude the Obscure

But jude, my dear, you were enough to make a cat laugh! You walked that
straight, and held yourself that steady, that one would have thought you were
going 'prentice to a judge; though I knew you were seeing double all the time,
from the ...

Author: Thomas Hardy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108057158

Category: Fiction

Page: 532

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First published as a novel in 1895, Jude the Obscure is Thomas Hardy's tragedy of defeated intellect and impossible passion.
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Claiming His Wedding Night

'How dare you laugh at me!' she cried, made almost incoherent by anger. 'That
kind of out-and-out lie is enough to make a cat laugh,' he told her. 'It happens to
be the truth,' she insisted, with what dignity she could muster. After a moment he ...

Author: Lee Wilkinson

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1426849915

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Perdita Boyd must save her family's business and protect her ailing father. So what's she to do when the only investor to step forward is Jared Dangerfield? Her husband! Young and in love, Perdita married Jared in a secret ceremony against her father's wishes. But the marriage was never consummated, as on their wedding night, Perdita caught Jared in bed with another woman. Now Jared is back…to take the business, to take his revenge for being set up, and…to take his wife!
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The Flaming Sword

You remember the kind of boys who used to run up and down on the stage and
get in the way of the chorus girls? ... Just to see the miracle of a Wall Street
magnate's son playing at this game is enough. ... It's enough to make a cat laugh!

Author: Thomas Dixon

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813137865

Category: Fiction

Page: 488

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Thomas Dixon is perhaps best known as the author of the best-selling early twentieth-century Klan trilogy that included the novel The Clansman (1905), which provided the core narrative for D.W. Griffith's groundbreaking and still controversial film The Birth of a Nation (1915). In his twenty-eighth and last novel, The Flaming Sword (1939), Dixon takes to task his long-standing black critics, especially W.E.B. DuBois, by attacking what he considered to be a vast conspiracy by blacks and Communists to destroy America. A new introduction and detailed notes by John David Smith offer a valuable historical and critical perspective on this important and divisive classic of American literature.
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The Year s Best Science Fiction Twentieth Annual Collection

lacks any sort of impact or conviction (his love scenes are enough to make a cat
laugh), and drains the power from what, in the right hands, could have been an
archtypically potent role. A review from The New York Times famously referred to

Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429903837

Category: Fiction

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Widely regarded as the one essential book for every science fiction fan, The Year's Best Science Fiction (Winner of the 2002 Locus Award for Best Anthology) continues to uphold its standard of excellence with more than two dozen stories representing the previous year's best SF writing. This year's volume includes Ian R. MacLeod, Nancy Kress, Greg Egan, Maureen F. McHugh, Robert Reed, Paul McAuley, Michael Swanwick, Robert Silverberg, Charles Stross, John Kessel, Gregory Benford and many other talented authors of SF, as well as thorough summations of the year and a recommended reading list.
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Post of Honour

If it were anyone else but Eveleigh it wouldn't be funny but he's such a
sententious, self-righteous kind of chap and so strict with his children! The idea of
him taking both time and breeches off for an ex-shop girl is enough to make a cat

Author: R. F. Delderfield

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444737356

Category: Fiction

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1912-1940 A generation fallen. A country that will never be the same again. Nowhere in England avoids the searing loss of young men during the First World War and the remote Devon village of Shallowford is no exception. Many never return and the lives of those who do come back are changed forever. Paul Craddock must try to rebuild the estate and, with more difficulty, the bonds broken between the people who belong there. It is a time of huge social change and there are challenges in peace as hard to surmount as those of war. And before they are met, Germany once again threatens the stability of Europe and a way of life so hard won.
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August 1914 A Novel

It's enough to make a cat laugh—carrying buckets of water all that way. Surely
you can find a pump somewhere?” “Where can we get one, sir? Our battalion
hasn't . . .” “So use your brains for once. You're not at the university now, you

Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374712129

Category: Fiction

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In his monumental narrative of the outbreak of the First World War and the ill-fated Russian offensive into East Prussia, Solzhenitsyn has written what Nina Krushcheva, in The Nation, calls "a dramatically new interpretation of Russian history." The assassination of tsarist prime minister Pyotr Stolypin, a crucial event in the years leading up to the Revolution of 1917, is reconstructed from the alienating viewpoints of historical witnesses. The sole voice of reason among the advisers to Tsar Nikolai II, Stolypin died at the hands of the anarchist Mordko Bogrov, and with him perished Russia's last hope for reform. Translated by H.T. Willetts. August 1914 is the first volume of Solzhenitsyn's epic, The Red Wheel; the second is November 1916. Each of the subsequent volumes will concentrate on another critical moment or "knot," in the history of the Revolution. Translated by H.T. Willetts.
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Death and the Princess

But there must have been a change of plan, because when I rang Joplin that
evening I found that next day was to be the first of two ... All the bowing and
scraping was enough to make a cat laugh, but the Princess took it all in her stride
— her ...

Author: Robert Barnard

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476716251

Category: Fiction

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Assigned as British Princess Helena’s personal bodyguard, Scotland Yard Detective Perry Trethowan struggles to defend his own virtue against the lascivious princess while tracking down the methodical killer who is murdering her numerous lovers.
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German English Dictionary of Idioms

(noch) ein Hühnchen zu rupfen haben ugs ∙ to have a bone to pick with s. o. ...
Der Kurt ... Hühner: da/(darüber) lachen ja die Hühner! sal ∙ you must be joking!,
what a joke!, it's enough to make a cat laugh Was sagt er? Viel kleiner als ...

Author: Hans Schemann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136783029

Category: Foreign Language Study

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This unique dictionary covers all the major German idioms and is probably the richest source of contemporary German idioms available, with 33,000 headwords. Within each entry the user is provided with: English equivalents; variants; contexts and precise guidance on the degree of currency/rarity of an idiomatic expression. This dictionary is an essential reference for achieving fluency in the language. It will be invaluable for all serious learners and users of German. Not for sale in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
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The Cat who Came in from the Cold

Thus the cat who came in from the cold got his name - Thermal - and joined the wonderful cast of characters in the ongoing Longden saga."

Author: Deric Longden

Publisher: Transworld Pub

ISBN: 0552138223

Category: Cats

Page: 238

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The little cat Deric Longden saw sitting forlornly on an upturned bucket belonged to the neighbours, but somehow when it began to rain it seemed only natural to bring him inside. Once there he slipped so easily into Deric and Aileen's lives that there was an unspoken agreement that he had found his real home. Little did he know that he had entered the Longden world, in which the unexpected (almost) always happens. . . Aileen being Aileen, it was probably inevitable that sooner or later the kitten would be trapped in the refrigerator. And Deric being Deric, the obvious way to thaw him back to life was to make a little coat for him out of a shrunken thermal vest. Thus the cat who came in from the cold got his name - Thermal - and joined the wonderful cast of characters in the ongoing Longden saga.
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Philip Larkin Letters to Monica

brooding and fretting over your political opinions is enough to make a
Staffordshire cat laugh. You know I don't care at all for politics, intelligently. I
found that at school when we argued all we did was repeat the stuff we had,
respectively, learnt ...

Author: Philip Larkin

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571264612

Category: Literary Collections

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Philip Larkin met Monica Jones at University College Leicester in autumn 1946, when they were both twenty-four; he was the newly-appointed assistant librarian and she was an English lecturer. In 1950 Larkin moved to Belfast, and thence to Hull, while Monica remained in Leicester, becoming by turns his correspondent, lover and closest confidante, in a relationship which lasted over forty years until the poet's death in 1985. This remarkable unpublished correspondence only came to light after Monica Jones's death in 2001, and consists of nearly two thousand letters, postcards and telegrams, which chronicle - day by day, sometimes hour by hour - every aspect of Larkin's life and the convolutions of their relationship.
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