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Puss

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puss

1. A cat; a fondling appellation.

2. A hare; so called by sportsmen. Puss in the corner, a game in which all the players but one occupy corners of a room, or certain goals in the open air, and exchange places, the one without a corner endeavoring to get a corner while it is vacant, leaving some other without one.

(Science: zoology) puss moth, any one of several species of stout bombycid moths belonging to Cerura, Harpyia, and allied genera, especially. Harpyia vinuli, of Europe. The larvae are humpbacked, and have two caudal appendages.

Origin: Cf. D. Poes, Ir. & Gael. Pus.