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scratching post

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noun
  1. a block or post of wood, usually covered with carpeting, on which a cat can use its claws.
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Origin of scratching post

First recorded in 1890–95
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Historical Examples

  • The two things Abner valued most were a windmill and a scratching-post for hogs.

    The Fiend's Delight

    Dod Grile

  • Disgusted with the selfish heartlessness of society, Joab shambled off and was passing the scratching-post without noticing her.