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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A hitch in the middle of rope that has two eyes into which tackle can be hooked; A person used by another to gain an end.

Usage examples (38)
  • "There's a cat's-paw of wind coming towards us," he said.
  • Informed with his will and wisdom, the Elsinore was no cat's-paw.
  • He, too, is only a cat's-paw, it seems, but a bigger one than Vosta.
  • His wife, upon this occasion, was to help him by acting as cat's-paw. for more
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