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See definition of cat's paw on Dictionary.com
  • as insea breeze
  • as incat's-paw

synonyms for cat's paw

  • cat's-paw
  • cooling breeze
  • ocean breeze
  • onshore breeze
  • chump
  • dupe
  • instrument
  • sap
  • stooge
  • sucker
  • tool
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How to use cat's paw in a sentence

The left heel followed like lightning, and the right paw also slipped, letting the bear again fall heavily on the ice below.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
The bear watched him narrowly with its wicked little eyes, though it did not see fit to cease its paw-licking.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
The fresh imprint of a tiger's paw upon the pathway gives the same sort of feel to the Indian herdsman.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
Bruno was then introduced to each of the scouts, and they seemed to pass muster, for to each one he offered his paw.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
But this dog's tail was wagging, certainly, so Jess bent over without fear to look at the paw.
THE BOX-CAR CHILDRENGERTRUDE CHANDLER WARNER
Then she held the soft paw firmly with her left hand, and pulled steadily on the thorn with her right hand.
THE BOX-CAR CHILDRENGERTRUDE CHANDLER WARNER
The fourth paw, nicely bandaged with Jess' handkerchief, he held up out of harm's way.
THE BOX-CAR CHILDRENGERTRUDE CHANDLER WARNER
Meanwhile Benny looked on with great delight as Watch tried to bury his bone with only one paw to dig with.
THE BOX-CAR CHILDRENGERTRUDE CHANDLER WARNER
The nimble little rogue darted into a hole before kitty could even get her paw on his tail.
THE NURSERY, NOVEMBER 1881, VOL. XXXVARIOUS
He had the rifle in his hand but the tiger was reaching over the howdah and stretching out his paw to get him.
KARI THE ELEPHANTDHAN GOPAL MUKERJI
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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