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Grammar Cleanup and Fact Correction[edit]

I made some basic corrections to the article's language and grammar, so it would read more smoothly: I also moved the mention of the yacht to the bottom of the article, so it would flow from "Witches' cat" to "archaic cat" to "other uses of the name".

Also deleted the reference to the Scottish grimalkin as a form of were-cat: this is a modern invention from a romance novel (Touch Not the Cat by Tracy Fobes) as mentioned in this interview. The new wording holds truer to the actual meaning of the word in Scottish legend. AAHoug 03:52, 15 June 2006 (UTC)

I reverted the reference to the panther by night, man by day nonsense. Like AAHoug said, this is from a romance novel. 23:24, 22 May 2007 (UTC)


This should be a disambiguation page for "Grimalkin," "Graymalkin," "Gray-malkin," and "Greymalkin," but has diverged from proper disambiguation format. It uses full sentences and offers too much description, more befitting an article. RememberSammyJankis (talkcontribs) 23:42, 19 June 2009 (UTC)


The article claims that Nostradamus' cat was named Grimalkin. It also claims the term originated in 1570. Since Nostradamus died in 1566, this seems unlikely. Does anyone have a source better than a quiz book for Nostradamus' supposed cat? Justin Bacon (talk) 18:14, 11 November 2009 (UTC)

Apparently not, after nearly 2 years - removed ~dom Kaos~ (talk) 23:25, 20 August 2011 (UTC)


There's also a cat named Graymalk in 1993 Roger Zelazny's novel "A Night in the Lonesome October" which is a variation of grimalkin. Graymalk is a cat and a familliar of Crazy Jill, a witch which is also a character in the nursery rhyme "Jack and Jill".

Sorry guys, as a non-native English speaker I would ask somebody to paraphrase it in a better way and add to the article, if it worth it. Thanks! Rahat-lukum (talk) 00:02, 12 January 2018 (UTC)