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June 05, 2005

Word of the Week #7


cat's-paw \KATS-PAW\ noun

1 : light air that ruffles the surface of the water in irregular patches during a calm
*2: one used by another as a tool : dupe
3 : a hitch knot formed with two eyes for attaching a line to a hook

Example sentence:
Andy was the one who was caught playing the prank, but he was just a cat's-paw for Lenny, who dared him to do it.

Thank you Merriam-Webster Online

Posted by Sissy at June 5, 2005 10:51 PM

» third world county links with: cui bono?

This is a word? For real? Hmm.

Posted by: Bou at June 5, 2005 10:55 PM


Posted by: ArmyWifeToddlerMom at June 6, 2005 10:44 AM

Crap. She beat me to it.

Posted by: Bou at June 6, 2005 02:09 PM

Well, Bou, she beat us both.

Done, now, though. But it was easy. Political circumstances gave me tooooooo wide a range of choices...

Posted by: David at June 6, 2005 06:30 PM

I'm struggling with this one.

Posted by: Bou at June 10, 2005 09:57 PM