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scratching post


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  • noun A wooden post, wrapped in a piece of carpet (or similar material), on which a domestic cat is encouraged to scratch (rather than on the furniture)


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  • But never again use another person's body or emotions as a scratching post for your own unfulfilled yearnings.

    --Elizabeth Gilbert, 2006, Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything across Italy, India and Indonesia, p. 65

    August 10, 2009