catgut catgut

Definition(s):

  1. (n) perennial subshrub of eastern North America having downy leaves yellowish and rose flowers and; source of rotenone
  2. (n) a strong cord made from the intestines of sheep and used in surgery

Usage(s):

  1. For more than 18 centuries, the world's surgeons have mainly used catgut to stitch up their patients.
  2. But they kept his bow to the catgut.
  3. The nerves of every living thing in Anatolia vibrated like taut catgut to the first, subaudible, microseismic music of an impending earthquake.

News

  1. Rheta Grimsley Johnson: Christmas with no rain lamp

    Back at Thanksgiving, I asked my young niece Olivia if she'd ever seen in action the Rain Lamp in my mother's living room. It rains glycerin drops down catgut strings while a Victorian lady swings in jerky motions inside the make-believe shower.
    on December 28, 2013     Source: Montgomery Advertiser

  2. A lamp that reigned on Christmas -

    Back at Thanksgiving, I asked my young niece Olivia if she’d ever seen in action the Rain Lamp in my mother’s living room. It rains glycerin drops down catgut strings while a Victorian lady swings in jerky motions inside the make-believe shower.
    on December 25, 2013     Source: The Robesonian

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