Pointed slightly to the side and slightly forward - Relaxed
Straight up and forward - Alert / Interest
Twitching - Nervous / Agitated
Flattened - Fearful / Angry / Attack Mode
Different positions - Unsure how to respond / Assessing situation
Tail Held Erect - Stop.
Tail Rippling - Move forward, with care.
Tail Held Erect and Sweeping from side to side - Retreat Silently.
Tail Pointing Low, Parallel to ground, and sweeping - Spread Out.
Tail Bobbing - Enemy Sighted.
Tail Hooked - Danger.
Tail Pointed - Go That Way.
Tail held Erect and waving from side to side - Stay Behind Me.
Tail Kinked over Back - Follow Me.
Cutter: A veterinarian, specifically, though not always, referring to one that spays or neuters cats.
Dark Forest: An evil cat who has died, they do not go to StarClan, but to the Dark Forest.
Fresh-Kill: Recently killed prey.
Gatherings: A meeting that the Clans hold together in peace every full moon.
Greencough: A severe chest infection that can be fatal to elders and young kits.
Greenleaf Twolegplace: A place where twolegs live, but only in the summer.
Halfbridge: A dock/pier.
Horseplace: Stables where horses are kept
Housefolk: A kittypet's name for its human.
Monster: Usually refers to twoleg machines, such as cars and bulldozers.
Nofurs: Another name for twolegs.
Sharing Tongues: A term used to describe cats grooming each other.
Silverpelt: The Milky Way Galaxy.
Silverthorn: Barbed wire.
Smooth boulder-thing: Twoleg ball.
Snowmelt: A term used to describe slush or dirty, melted snow
Soft boulder: A pillow or cushion.
Thunderpath: A road.
Twoleg Nest: A twoleg house.
Twoleg kit: A human child.
Twolegplace: A human town/city.
Twolegs: The Clans' name for humans.
Upwalkers: Another name for Twolegs.
Whitecough: A mild chest infection.
Insults, Exclamations & Phrases
Fox-length - About the length of a fox; approximately a yard.
Kittenstep or kitstep - About the length of kit's step; approximately an inch or a half inch.
Tail-length - About the length of a cat's tail; approximately a foot.
Rabbit hop or rabbit length - About a foot and a half away.
Mouse-length - About two or three inches.
Pawstep - About the length of a grown cat's step, roughly six inches.
Tree-length - About the length of a tree; around 40 to 50 feet.
Seasons and Times
Leaf-bare - The season of winter
Greenleaf - The season of summer
Leaf-fall - The season of autumn
Newleaf - The season of spring
Claw-moon - When the moon resembles the shape of an unsheathed claw, equivalent to crescent moon
Sunup - Dawn
Half-moon - Half a month.
Heartbeat - A split second
Moon - A month
Moonhigh - Midnight (when the moon is the highest)
Quarter-moon - A week
Season - A quarter of a year in cat time. Four seasons equal a year
Sundown - Dusk
Sunhigh - Noon (when the sun is the highest)
Leader - The cat who leads the clan.
Deputy - The cat who is second-in-command and follows the leader's orders.
Medicine Cat - A cat who is trained specifically for healing and medicine.
Warrior - A cat trained to defend, hunt for, and fight for their clan.
Queen - A she-cat expecting or nursing kits.
Apprentice - A cat who is in training to become a warrior or medicine cat, the apprentice must be 6 moons old to begin training.
Kit - A cat 6 moons old and less. A kitten.
Elder - A retired warrior, medicine cat, or leader.
Kittypet - A house cat; the term can also be used as an insult.
Loner - A cat who is neither owned by humans or part of a Clan.
Rogue - Another term for loner; some cats find it offensive.