Definition of Catspaw

1. n. A light transitory air which ruffles the surface of the water during a calm, or the ripples made by such a puff of air.



Definition of Catspaw

1. a light wind [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Catspaw

catscratch
catscratches
catshark
catsharks
catsit
catsits
catsitter
catsitters
catsitting
catskin
catskins
catslide roof
catso
catsoes
catsos
catspaw (current term)
catspaws
catstick
catsticks
catstitch
catstitched
catstitches
catstitching
catsuit
catsuited
catsuits
catsup
catsup bottle
catsups
cattabu

Literary usage of Catspaw

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1. Proverb Lore: Many Sayings, Wise Or Otherwise, on Many Subjects, Gleaned by Frederick Edward Hulme (1906)
"The Horse—The Dog—The Cat: her Nine Lives ; the catspaw ; falling on Feet ; in Mittens— The Ass —Pearls before Swine —A Pig in a Poke —The Wrong Sow by the ..."

2. The Speaker's Garland: Comprising 100 Choice Selections by Phineas Garrett (1885)
"catspaw. Ha, ha! The idea of you setting up fora doctor! ... catspaw. How about clairvoyance? Du. F. That 1 learned, in nine minute. ..."

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