Definition of Catspaws
1. catspaw [n] - See also: catspaw
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Catspaws
Literary usage of Catspaws
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler, Richard Alexander Streatfeild (1916)
"A few men who knew what they wanted made catspaws of the Christinas and the Charlottes, and the Christinas and the Charlottes made ..."
2. The Contemporary Review (1898)
"... Manchester and Bradford are even now feeling the first catspaws—or something considerably more than catspaws —of a coming wind of competition from the ..."
3. Hunt's Yachting Magazine (1870)
"Calms and catspaws were the chief ingredients, which rendered the match somewhat disheartening. In short, the Royal London's first match of the season came ..."