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purr like a cat

 and purr like a kitten 
1. Fig. [for an engine] to run well and smoothly. My car really purred after I got it tuned up. New sparkplugs and this old heap will really purr like a cat.
2. Fig. [for a person] to be very pleased, and perhaps moan or purr with pleasure. She was so pleased that she purred like a cat. Sarah really purrs like a kitten when she is happy.
See also: cat, like, purr

purr (like a cat)

in. [for an engine] to run well and smoothly. New spark plugs and this old heap will really purr like a cat.
See also: cat, like, purr


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Her purr is as loud as a vacuum cleaner or a hair dryer "A vet has checked her and there is no reason why she purrs so loud.
Five runners up will receive a 50ml bottle of Purr.
In the meantime, if you are lucky enough to have a cat or two curl up next to you and purr, they are sharing the feline brand of vibrational healing.
While intent on breaking narrative frames and expectations, Purr still manages to suggest a narrative arc, as Samyn goes in search of an answer to her question.
And the mystical sacred and artistic Babalu, watching from the memories of Edmundo's mind, was proud of him and started to purr and Edmundo's regret vanished.
Beneath the fleeting roar of outraged public opinion, the pro-porn, pro-pedophile propagandists purr that Sharpe's case is about basic freedom of expression, not the exploitation of children.
Purr, purr, purr," said the smoky-gray cat, winding between everyone's feet.
carlmaxim: Call the Queen now on her premium Queen now on her premium rate number and she will rate number and she will purr down the line at you purr down the line at you too, then tell you all about too, then tell you all about her "royal prerogative".
So it may pay to back against both with an each-way option who could be very smart in the Willie Muir-trained PURR ALONG.
EXCITING two-year-old Purr Along will carry the colours of Sheikh Joaan Bin Hamad Al Thani for the first time in the Group 1 Prix Marcel Boussac at Longchamp on Sunday, after the Qatarbased owner purchased a 50 per cent share in the May Hill Stakes runner-up, writes L ewis Porteous.
New York, August 15 ( ANI ): Cat's purr, which is probably one of the most comforting sounds in the world for those who like them, is still the one of zoology's biggest mysteries but there are a few things that have been revealed about it by experts.
But for Smokey, the pretty grey puss with the loudest ever purr, it's becoming something of a regular occurrence.
The government purchased 5514 Kanal land in the area of Goarach Purr, Mozah Adiala and Gun Purr and built boundary wall around the area .
Guinness World Records announced that the 12-year-old female British short-hair cat achieved the loudest purr by a domestic cat, peaking at 67.