Jimbo sat behind me, and patted me on the back with his heavy tomahawk of a paw.
They decide to adopt a stray cat, paw paw, in the hopes that it will fill the void in their relationship.
But there are some compelling reasons to view the advantages that ruling gave the GOP in 2010 as something of a monkey's paw.
c.1300, from Old French powe, poe "paw, fist," of uncertain origin. Evidence points to a Gallo-Romance root form *pauta which probably is related to the source of patten.
"use the hands roughly," c.1600, from paw (n.). Related: Pawed; pawing. Middle English had pawen "to touch or strike with the paw" (c.1400).