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Cheshire Cat is a large cat.

BackgroundEdit

He is a larger relative to the jungle tiger. It has been seen in Cheshire and Wonderland

The Cheshire Cat is one who attacks and disappears so fast as to leave only its deadly grin behind, so quick it is gone. It is a big cat that is feared more than the jungle tiger.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

A classical dictionary of the vulgar tongue (1788) by Francis Grose (The Second Edition, Corrected and Enlarged, London) contains the following entry: "CHESHIRE CAT. He grins like a Cheshire cat; said of any one who shows his teeth and gums in laughing." The phrase appears again in print in John Wolcot's pseudonymous Peter Pindar's Pair of Lyric Epistles (1792): "Lo, like a Cheshire cat our court will grin."

Cheshire Cat was made popular in Lewis Caroll's Alice books.

ReferencesEdit

  1. KQC3E, 170

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