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 ends of the backing and main line are formed into double lines with Bimini twists and connected together with a cat's paw.
However, water quality in the creek degraded to such an extent that drastic measures were necessary to ensure the purple cat's paw mussel's survival.
Yager said redwood burl yields all kinds of figures from a simple curl similar to curly maple, to a bee's wing and a cat's paw, and a blister.
And the BBC, the liberal elite of the BBC, are using the Poles as a cat's paw, in a politically correct world, to talk about immigration.
The Japanese cat's paw has three intended uses: It pulls nails, works as a pry bar (the thin blade will get under just about anything) and acts like a small hammer to whack things.
The Chinese have been calling the Dalai Lama several names, such as Devil, a wolf in monk's robes, cat's paw and beast.
The cat's paw prints also were embedded in wet cement in the front of the school on June 11, 1964, a scene Mason and Finley recall in their book.
It seeks to go beyond explanations that examine Cuba in isolation or portray merely as a cat's paw of the Soviet Union in order to provide a multidimensional explanation of Cuba's involvement in Angola's civil war.
Vets are fighting to save a cat's paw after it was almost severed by an illegal gin trap in Northumberland.
After years of conflict against a former American cat's paw, the brutal dictator Saddam Hussein, our forces have finally cornered and captured him.
takes on terrorism: William Mastrosimone's Cat's Paw, a play that asks (according to director Eric Hill), "By publicizing a terrorist's cause, does the media risk becoming an accomplice to the crime?