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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In an ironic twist of fate, the drought the following year caused low-flow conditions in Killbuck Creek, which provided excellent survey conditions for biologists who found 25 healthy purple cat's paw mussels, including 10 females.
The burls can have bark inclusions, little holes or pinholes, or a cat's paw figure, which looks like a cat made footprints across the grain.
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?
Or, people began to say, he was an agent of the PRI, or a cat's paw for Cardenas, or a stand-in for Castro.
21 ( ANI ): Apple's latest iPhone5S with a hi-tech security feature of scanning one's fingerprint can also scan cat's paw impressions to unlock the phone.
Mowbray was Essex' cat's paw, that much was common knowledge he had offended Essex.