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

synonyms for catspaw

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

What astonished me most, however, was the facility with which the Baron made a catspaw of him.
DROSSHENRY SETON MERRIMAN
And her poor old catspaw of a pater stood helpless before my little hurricane--a very reed shaken by the wind.
NOT PRETTY, BUT PRECIOUSJOHN HAY, ET AL.
It thought that it could use the South as a catspaw to pull its chestnuts out of the fires of hell.
MISS RAVENEL'S CONVERSION FROM SECESSION TO LOYALTYJ. W. DE FOREST
With hardly a catspaw of wind, Hull drifted into sight of the British fleet off the Jersey coast.
PIKE & CUTLASSGEORGE GIBBS
"I'd give something for a catspaw," he said, remembering another nautical term.
NED, THE SON OF WEBBWILLIAM O. STODDARD
"It may be the breeze, sir," suggested the sub, as a catspaw ruffled the surface of the placid water.
THE DREADNOUGHT OF THE AIRPERCY F. WESTERMAN
A change of heart has come over the world since Germany induced Austria to be her catspaw in 1914.
TEN YEARS NEAR THE GERMAN FRONTIERMAURICE FRANCIS EGAN
When I told him about their finding iron, he saw that they had made a catspaw of him; and he was the maddest man you ever saw.
THE SHEPHERD OF THE NORTHRICHARD AUMERLE MAHER
Pete had some grudge of his own against Mr. Heron, so he made a good catspaw.
THE LION'S MOUSEC. N. WILLIAMSON AND A. M. WILLIAMSON
Again Fate had "taken a hand in the game," and used Miss Moon as catspaw.
LORD LOVELAND DISCOVERS AMERICAC. N. WILLIAMSON
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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