there are more ways of killing a cat than choking it with cream


there are more ways of killing a cat than choking it with cream

1839 S. SMITH John Smith’s Letters 91 There’s more ways to kill a cat than one.

1855 C. KINGSLEY Westward Ho! II. xii. Hold on yet awhile. More ways of killing a cat than choking her with cream.

1941 ‘R. WEST’ Black Lamb I. 506 Now I see the truth of the old saying that there are more ways of killing a cat than choking it with cream. In Bosnia the Slavs did choke the Turk with cream, they glutted him with their wholesale conversions... But here cream just did not come into the question.

1974 T. SHARPE Porterhouse Blue ii. I have yet to meet a liberal who can withstand the attrition of prolonged discussion of the inessentials... There are more ways of killing a cat than stuffing it with...


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