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Cheshire cat

One who is smiling smugly or mischievously. The term was popularized by the character in Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. I knew he had a prank planned for April Fools' Day when he arrived at work grinning like a Cheshire cat.
See also: cat, Cheshire

Cheshire cat

Having a perpetual, mischievous grin, one that is often indistinguishable from smugness. Although the Cheshire cat is best known as a character in Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, it appeared much earlier in popular English culture, so the phrase may have originally referred to cheese made in the country of Cheshire and molded roughly to resemble a grinning cat. Lewis Carroll's feline had the ability to disappear until only its smile remained. The cheese variety would be sliced from hind end to front, which similarly gave the impression that its smile—if cheese showed emotion—would be the last to go.
See also: cat, Cheshire
References in classic literature ?
`If it had grown up,' she said to herself, `it would have made a dreadfully ugly child: but it makes rather a handsome pig, I think.' And she began thinking over other children she knew, who might do very well as pigs, and was just saying to herself, `if one only knew the right way to change them--' when she was a little startled by seeing the Cheshire Cat sitting on a bough of a tree a few yards off.
(like the smile of the Cheshire cat) and attached cuffs; and that was all.
worked hard to bring her Isla's design was inspired by the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland.
On the programme will be arts and crafts, a Find the Mad Hatter treasure hunt, pin the tail on the Cheshire cat, and much more.
The interactive experience sees the famous old building transformed into Wonderland, giving guests the chance to explore the enchanting land and meet all their favourite characters - including White Rabbit, Mad Hatter and the Cheshire Cat.
THE Cheshire Cat, at Christleton, hopes customers will leave with a satisfied grin after reopening its doors following a major refurbishment.
There will also be six "Arctic Pods" featuring different indoor experiences including interactive and electronic games and the start of a journey to "Find the Cheshire Cat".
Let us emphasize that our primary aim is to present that the Cheshire Cat effect, in its archetype formulated using quantum weak values, survives in the presence of decoherence of a certain, relatively general, type.
James, who had turned out as assassin Deathstroke, bumped into Bee, who was the Cheshire Cat from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
CINEMA Alice Through The Looking Glass (PG) Alice, Absolem, the White Rabbit and the Cheshire Cat set out on a race against Time to save the Hatter.
They include Tweedledee and Tweedledum (both played by Matt Lucas), the Cheshire Cat (Stephen Fry), Humpty Dumpty (Wally Wingert), the White Queen (Anne Hathaway), the Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter) and, of course, the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp).
They included the Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter, White Rabbit, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, the Cheshire Cat and Alice herself.
Comedy star Peter Sellers starred as the March Hare on TV back in 1972 with Fiona Fullerton as Alice and Dudley Moore as the Dormouse in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, while Kojak star Telly Savalas played the Cheshire Cat in a 1985 TV movie with Beatles drummer Ringo Starr as the Mock Turtle.
The Cheshire Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.
Contract award: open procedure for the award of the management of education "joe average kids", "the cheshire cat", summer time for the school years 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017.