Definition of Catspaws

1. catspaw [n] - See also: catspaw



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Catspaws

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

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 ..."

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