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Synonyms for cat's-paw

a person used or controlled by others

Synonyms for cat's-paw

a person used by another to gain an end

a hitch in the middle of rope that has two eyes into which tackle can be hooked

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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.
On heavier big-game wind-ons with Dacron loops, we frequently use loop-to-loop cat's paw connections.
One of the nation's rarest freshwater mussels, the purple cat's paw pearlymussel (Epioblasma obliquata obliquata), was once widespread in the southern Ohio River and its larger tributaries before they were dammed.
The TouchID feature, essentially meant for fingerprint scanning, has been earlier tested for a cat's paw in order to unlock the latest smartphone.
The other punch comes in now from the side, my left arm moves to block this new attack, and the right follows up, gliding as lithe as a cat's paw past his guard to nail him back.
Court applies cat's paw theory in race-based retaliatory claims
Bray said that individual liability for a supervisor or manager who set in motion the retaliatory decision to terminate is a logical extension of the courts' recognition of the cat's paw theory in Section 1981 employment cases.
Swiffer-the-surfaces cleaning, we thought, was when the cat's paw prints can be read on the bookcases.
SNOWBIRD STYLE Pine Cone Hill's new Haute Lodge look heads south to warmer terrain: Blue Heron blanket (S115, queen) and Dash & Albert wool hooked Cat's Paw rug (3 feet by 5 feet, [inexpensive]144) are best sellers at Main Street Traders, 1468 Main St.
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.
Ever since Sov used the term "a cat's paw" as a form of measurement (as in, "a cat's paw of mashed potato") I've been desperate for her to stay in the house.
He's also done forum theatre work with Cat's Paw, and last year was the Storyteller at Stafford Gatehouse.
once called the agency the cat's paw of the United States, that just ran Western interests completely.