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Definition of Catface
1. a deformity of fruit [n -S]
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Literary usage of Catface
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1. The Fruits and Fruit-trees of America: Or, the Culture, Propagation, and by Andrew Jackson Downing, Charles Downing (1900)
"catface. Fruit large, conical, truncated, greenish yellow, with streaks of red. Mesh white, tender, brisk, subacid. Good. February, March. CATHEAD SWEET. ..."
2. Dante Gabriel Rossetti: A Record and a Study by William Sharp (1882)
"... clipping off a lock of golden hair at the cunning persuasion of catface. It will be observed that there is no consistency between the Lizzie of this and ..."
3. A Treatise on the Practice of Medicine by George Bacon Wood (1858)
"... will often be found useful, and may be resorted to in obstinate cases ; and dry frictions over the catface have been recommended. ..."
4. Logging: The Principles and General Methods of Operation in the United States by Ralph Clement Bryant (1913)
"A boom fastened across stream to catch and hold floating logs. (Gen.) catface, n. A partly healed over fire scar on the stem of a tree. ..."
5. The Book of Forestry by Frederick Franklin Moon (1916)
"catface. A partly healed over fire scar on the stem of a tree. Cleaning. A thinning made in a stand which has not reached the small-pole stage. ..."
6. Timber Bonds by Thomas S. McGrath (1911)
"Catch Boom. A boom fastened across stream to catch and hold floating logs. catface. A partly healed over fire scar on the stem of a tree. ..."