cat's paw


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cat's paw

[′kats ‚pȯ]
(meteorology)
A puff of wind; a light breeze affecting a small area, as one that causes patches of ripples on the surface of water.

cat's paw

A local light breeze that has a vertical component and shows itself in the rippling of the sea surface.
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The purple cat's paw mussel is known to use some darter and sculpin species as host fish.
Gin traps have been illegal since 1953 and the one clamped to the cat's paw was old and rusty.
The cat's paw theory contends that an employee has a valid discrimination claim, even if the person who makes the negative employment decision is not biased, if the decision maker is influenced by someone else who is biased (see "Singed Paws").
Looped through twice, it becomes a cat's paw connection.
Recovery Plan for the White Cat's Paw Pearly Mussel.
He would not be a cat's paw for men jockeying for position at Court.
Second, for the first time, the Supreme Court affirmed the validity of the cat's paw theory of discrimination, which contends that an employee has a valid discrimination claim even if the person who makes the negative employment decision is not biased if the decision is based on information from someone else who is biased.
The females were in a pecking order with the dominant female showing a cat's paw pattern as if a cat had walked over the fish with wet brown paint on its paws.
AMAZING FEET: Bigfoot lounges around, above, and shows off his magnificent six-toed paw, left; CLAWS: Normal cat's paw
Mr Blair is simply a cat's paw being made use of by the US.
Two weeks ago, a cat's paw was trapped in one in Sylmar, he said.
Washington, June 6 ( ANI ): The Cat's Paw Nebula, otherwise known as NGC 6334, is forming stars at a more rapid pace than the Orion Nebula, one of the closest stellar nurseries to Earth, according to astronomers.