A small crowbar.
Origin of Cat's-paw
Meaning 1: From a fable, perhaps of Aesop's, in which a crafty monkey uses flattery to convince a cat to pull hot chestnuts from a fire. The cat singes his paw, and the monkey gobbles up the chestnuts leaving none for the cat. Meaning 2: Probably due to resemblance in terms of shape.
From a fable about a monkey that used a cat's paw to pull chestnuts out of a fire
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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