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

synonyms for cats paw

  • cat's-paw
  • cooling breeze
  • ocean breeze
  • onshore breeze
  • stooge
  • sucker
  • tool
  • dupe
  • instrument
  • chump
  • sap
  • catspaw
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How to use cats 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.
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Why, the skule committy are goin' to hold a meetin' up here to say whether they'll move the skule house or the cats.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
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
"No," said the Twins, "but there are no cats in the Milky Way," and they pulled the cat's tail thoughtfully.
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On crossing it for the first time, I perceived lying about me half putrid cats and dogs—and even a mule in the same state.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
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.
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