n.— «When you pick up a gnarly apple or peach, or a misshapened strawberry…the cause of this damage has been attributed to cold weather, frost, lack of pollination, disease, etc., but in most instances you can put the finger of guilt on a group of “cat-facing” insects.…Although the healthy tissue around the injured spot grows, a scar is formed over the damaged spot and normal development is slowed down at this point. When thiss happens…you get a “cat-faced” or deformed fruit hardly fit to eat.» —“Green Thumb Queries” by George Abraham Chronicle-Telegram (Elyria, Ohio) May 13, 1955. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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