(?), a. [L. Catonionus.] Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the stern old Roman, Cato the Censor; severe; inflexible.
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Cat" o' nine" tails`



n. 1. a whip used as an instrument of punishment consisting of nine pieces of knotted line or cord fastened to a handle; -- formerly used to flog offenders on the bare back; -- called also the cat. It was used in the British Navy to maintain discipline on board sailing ships.
Syn. -- cat.
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(?), } n. [Gr. mirror, fr. visible.] A reflecting optical glass or instrument; a mirror. [Obs.]
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(?), } a. [Gr. . See Catopter.] Of or pertaining to catoptrics; produced by reflection.
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Catoptric light, a light in which the rays are concentrated by reflectors into a beam visible at a distance.
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