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" ... the seller was to forfeit to the buyer the third part of its value. If any one stole or killed the cat that guarded the prince's granary, he was to forfeit a milch ewe, its fleece and lamb ; or as much wheat as, when poured on the cat suspended by... "
A History of British Quadrupeds, Including the Cetacea - Seite 192
von Thomas Bell - 1837 - 526 Seiten
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The English Illustrated Magazine, Band 7

1890
...prince's granary the offender was to forfeit either a milch-ewe, her fleece, and lamb ; or as much corn as, when poured on the cat, suspended by the tail,...floor, would form a heap high enough to cover the extreme tip of its tail : though whether this punishment was inflicted on the stealer of the prince's...
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The Columbian Cyclopedia ...

1897
...forfeit a milk ewe, its fleece and lamb; or as much wheat as when poured on the C. suspended by its tail, the head touching the floor, would form a heap high enough to cover the tip of the tail. The domestic C. has distinctive characteristics which are well-known: its purring, its mewing,...
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The Book of the Cat

Frances Simpson ((Miss)), Frances Simpson (Miss.) - 1903 - 380 Seiten
...forfeit a milch ewe, its fleece, and lamb, or as much wheat as when poured on the cat suspended by its tail (the head touching the floor) would form a heap high enough to cover the top of the tail. This is not only curious, as being an evidence of the simplicity of ancient customs,...
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The Mammals of Illinois and Wisconsin

Charles Barney Cory - 1912 - 505 Seiten
...forfeit a milk ewe, its fleece and lamb, or as much wheat as when poured on the Cat suspended by its tail, the head touching the floor, would form a heap high enough to cover the tip of the tail. During the following 600 years, however, their pecuniary value decidedly decreased and in Topsell's...
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Publication: Zoological series, Band 11

1912 - 505 Seiten
...forfeit a milk ewe, its fleece and lamb, or as much wheat as when poured on the Cat suspended by its tail, the head touching the floor, would form a heap high enough to cover the tip of the tail. During the following 600 years, however, their pecuniary value decidedly decreased and in Topsell's...
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Journal, Band 8

Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain) - 1860
...lamb, or as much wheat as, when poured on a cat suspended by its tail (the head touching the ground) would form a heap high enough to cover the tip of the former. Itetween the Norman invasion, in 10G6, and the 13th century, the trade and shipping of England greatly...
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Chambers's Edinburgh journal, conducted by W. Chambers. [Continued as ...

Chambers's journal - 1872
...forfeit a milch ewe, its fleece and lamb ; or as much wheat as, when poured on the cat suspended by its tail, the head touching the floor, would form a heap high enough to cover the tip of the former." Cats are seldom, mentioned in the medieval romances as pets. There was a prejudice against them, probably...
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The Eclectic Review

1836
...very high prices, if we consider the relative value of money at that period. A person who had stole the Cat that guarded the prince's granary, " was to...animal without making some allusion to the old story of VVhittington and his Cat, about whom so much has been said and sung. The true foundation of the story...
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The Universal Magazine, Band 98

1796
...éwe, her fleece and lamb, or as much wheat as, when poured on the cat, fufpended by its tail (its head touching the floor) would form a heap high enough to cover the tip of the former. Such were the honours paid to cats in former days, honours which I am forry to fay are now paid only...
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