Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PAWS

Isn't it a pity they let the temple between the paws remain buried?

The bear has been said to live at need by sucking his own paws.

He has a fascinating habit of feeding himself with his paws.

Job's paws were armed with claws proportionate to their size.

His tail is wagging when he sits, His paws are helpful baseball mitts.

All this time, all the while, He had never seen the truth- His paws and tail must have a use!

They have very hairy hands or paws with two fingers, and feet with two toes.

The fox put up his paws to take the tar, and his paws stuck fast.

The wolf put up his paws to take the tar and his paws stuck fast.

He will stand up in a corner, and hold a cane in his paws, and a pipe in his mouth.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Old French powe, poe "paw, fist," of uncertain origin. Evidence points to a Gallo-Romance root form *pauta which probably is related to the source of patten.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.