manx cat

manx cat
a tailless variety of the domestic cat.

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Breed of domestic cat believed to have come from the Isle of Man.

Affectionate, loyal, and courageous, the compact Manx is distinguished by its taillessness and hopping gait. The rump is distinctly higher than the shoulders because the hind legs are longer than the forelegs. The Manx may be born with a tail, but ideally it should be tailless. The double coat may be any of several colours.

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  • manx cat — breed of cat with no tail that was originally bred in the Isle of Man …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Manx cat — noun a cat of a breed having no tail or an extremely short one …   English new terms dictionary

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