What does "catty' mean in this sentence?

Harry Smith

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On the way to school we took potshots at dogs with our catty.


 

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It means nothing to me. What are you trying to say?
 

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It probably means 'catapult'.

Please give context when makig future posts.

Where did you encounter this sentence?
 

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I had no idea that "catty" could mean catapult.
 

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Neither had I.

I just guessed.
 

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You know a collegue of mine asked me to translate this sentence.
She had no more context. At first I thought "catty" means " catapult".
Then I asked my friend who teaches "The theory of Translation" in a Russian Universiry.
He said "catty" could be " cat". He explained they might be making the dog angry showing it a cat.
Do you think there is some logic in it?
 

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None at all.

'Taking potshots' means projecting missiles — in this case, stones, not a cat.
 
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