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  1. Belling the Cat

    Belling the Cat is a fable also known under the titles The Bell and the Cat and The Mice in Council. In the story, a group of mice agree to attach a bell to a cat's neck to warn of its approach in the future, but they fail to find a volunteer to perform the job. The term has become an idiom describing a group agreeing to perform an impossibly difficult task.Although often attributed to Aesop, it was not recorded before the Middle Ages and has been confused with the quite different fable of Classical origin titled The Cat and the Mice. In the classificatory system established for the fables by B. E. Perry, it is numbered 613, which is reserved for Mediaeval attributions outside the Aesopic canon.

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  1. Belling the cat

    Belling the Cat is a fable also known under the titles The Bell and the Cat and The Mice in Council. Although often attributed to Aesop, it was not recorded before the Middle Ages and has been confused with the quite different fable of Classical origin titled The Cat and the Mice. In the classificatory system established for the fables by B. E. Perry, it is numbered 613, which is reserved for Mediaeval attributions outside the Aesopic canon.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of belling the cat in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of belling the cat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1


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  • die Katze bellenGerman
  • koittaa kissaaFinnish
  • belling le chatFrench
  • बिल्ली का बच्चाHindi
  • ಬೆಕ್ಕನ್ನು ಬೆಲ್ಲಿ ಮಾಡುವುದುKannada
  • de kat kronkelenDutch
  • исцеление кошкиRussian

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