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kitten

newborn or young cat or ferret.

kitten mortality complex
a general term applied to a syndrome involving death of young kittens, particularly in breeding establishments. It is etiologically nonspecific, but generally applies to infectious causes and has occasionally been specifically applied to feline infectious peritonitis virus.
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The mother-of-twoadded: ``We had had another cat called Jess which unfortunately died having kittens.
IF the organisers of Euro 2004 were not already having kittens over the prospect of widespread hooliganism they soon will.
Smith and his assistant, Kevin Russell, were having kittens on the touchline as their 10-man heroes battled grimly to stem the flow of waves of attacks from green-shirted Argyle.
Should it rain today, and tomorrow's spare day is required, Worcestershire chief executive Mark Newton would be the one having kittens.
Still sporting strapping from a badly-dislocated finger, Vickerman can not have the nose reset for a few weeks yet, but is unfazed, even if his mother is having kittens.
Now I hear there are rumours circulating around the school about us and I'm having kittens the head teacher will get wind of it.
Poor backs coach Nigel Davies - known for his legendary fear of flying - must have been having kittens as the pilot was forced to take a sudden change of direction over the Sydney skyscrapers and climb steeply towards Melbourne.
KatOs having kittens, ChrissieOs going crazy, SharonOs in denial, but SamOs in it up to her neck when sheOs arrested for the murder.
I felt all the pressures of what the real national coach was feeling and I was having kittens all day,' said Ruddock.
He hit the next ball to mid-on where Darren Lehmann almost ran out Donald, who was having kittens.
Hoops fans were having kittens in the stands as Douglas pulled off a string of superb saves to shut Ayr out and steer Celtic into the Scottish Cup Final.
But I should imagine the producer was having kittens as he filled in the Risk Assessment form for the programme.

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