This usage, coupled with the existence of a distinct term in Gaelic for the wild species, leaves little doubt that the word "cat" properly denotes only the domesticated species.
This latter type appears to be the true "tabby"; since that word denotes a pattern like that of watered silk.
The word is still sometimes employed in this sense, as of the ship's telegraph, by means of which orders are mechanically transmitted from the navigating bridge to the engine room, but when used without qualification it usually denotes telegraphic apparatus worked by electricity, whether the signals that express the words of the message are visual, auditory or written.
208.) If 01 denotes the velocity function of the liquid filling the cylinder r = b, and moving bodily with it with velocity Ul, 41 = -U1x, (12) and over the separating surface r =b 4, = I U (+- a2) a2 +b2 (13) 1 Ul b2 - a 2 ...