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Cat’s Paw (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Cat’s Paw

To be made a cat’s paw of; to be made a tool or instrument to accomplish the purpose of another: an allusion to the story of a monkey, who made use of a cat’s paw to scratch a roasted chesnut out of the fire.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

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To Cat
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Cat Call
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Cat’s Foot
Cat Lap
Cat Match
Cat of nine Tails
Cat’s Paw
Cat’s Sleep
Cat Sticks
Cat whipping
Catamaran
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Catch Fart
Catch Penny
Catch Pole
Catching Harvest
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