Well, you could have blown me and Jonadab over with a cats-paw.
Not a breath of wind, ye know, not so much as a cats-paw—no chance of a chase.
From the old story of the monkey who used the cats-paw to remove his roast chestnuts from the fire.
Did he really care for her or was she only the cats-paw to pluck his hot chestnuts from the fire?
The shadow as of tempest hung in the air, but never a cats-paw did I see to blurr the rolling mirror of the ocean.
Now and again a cats-paw would ripple across the plain of water, but there were no clouds, there was no sight of land.
Youve made a cats-paw of that boy; youve dragged the sweetest and most innocent girl in the world into your filthy scheme.
A few months later, Henry had discovered that Ferdinand and Maximilian were using him as a cats-paw.