There are a number of feral cats in the neighborhood who
have been fed regularly enough to have become almost pets.
As I put out for them the rotisserie chicken skin I must
abstain from, and noticed that Nicky came to it first, an ancient country phrase came to my mind:
"Nicky's got the Indian sign on Nat".
I haven't heard it for years, and don't know how it
originated. It means that Nicky is dominant over Nat, without any advantage in age or size. Anybody else familiar
with this phrase?