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.
References in classic literature ?
His paw was against every cat, and every cat's paw against him.
Both Lady Ruth and her husband seem to think it part of the game to try and make a cat's paw of you.
Fine flat sand, never a cat's paw, trees all around of it, and flowers a-blowing like a garding on that old ship.
Glenarm's hand flew out with the stealthy rapidity of a cat's paw, to seize and destroy it.
Cat's Paws and Catapults: Mechanical Worlds of Nature and People.
Art effrontery by Wainwright could further be seen at a Bath UK exhibition, where Danny hung cat's paws and paintings in elegant homage to the muses.
I sent one of my employees with the car to inquire why the so-called tough Go Guard couldn't save my car from the cat's paws.
Human safety measures, such as putting ice melt on slippery walks, can burn a dog or cat's paws and cause ulcerations in the mouth when the animal tries to lick it off.
Autumn--my favorite season--comes to me on cat's paws, moves into the space between my ears in mid-September, and gets into my heart sometime about now.
The five-tonne sculpture unveiled in Liverpool used spare wheel wells to make the leaping cat's paws, with central door pillars as ribs and a pair of rear body shells as the head.
AS YOU READ Alfredo De Palchi's poems, an image floats before your eyes: Time, a time of the mind with cat's paws, that goes by near you wagging its tail.
But the final horror for these and thousands of other stricken moggies is when they are strung up, roasted and EATEN as a delicacy - such as stir fried cat's paws with garlic.