What does the word paw mean?

Usage examples for paw

  1. Turning round, he saw Dash lying in a chair near the fire- place, who reared his head, and the ring of the bell- pull hanging close by, he put his paw in it. – Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals by R. Lee
  2. And Laura was peculiarly helpless under such circumstances: if it was done with tact, and with a certain assumed warmth of manner, anyone could make a cat's- paw of her. – The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson
  3. When he arrived there, he found himself a mere cat's- paw for recovering that kingdom for an incapable boy, whom he believed to have no right to the throne at all. – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley