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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Peugeot have made huge efforts in pushing upmarket and these are realised in the 5008 - it doesn't have a tacky bone in its body but it does have an excellent cat's paw.
The ends of the backing and main line are formed into double lines with Bimini twists and connected together with a cat's paw.
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Swiffer-the-surfaces cleaning, we thought, was when the cat's paw prints can be read on the bookcases.
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It was shaped like a cat's paw but huge, and a striking orange in colour.
Lenovo uses something called the cat's paw design in their rubber pads that you see in your laptop computers.
Is the cat's paw poorly?" It was later suggested that Joe had earlier seen the actress pull up outside in just such a car.
Beijing tolerated Pyongyang's out-there behavior because both countries were part of a larger communist bloc, the Cold War in Asia required clear allegiances, and at times North Korea was useful as a cat's paw to swipe at the United States and its allies.