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My eye is not quite precious.
My ear is not quite a dandy lion.
My tongue is not quite barbed.
My whiskers are flowery.
My vocalization is something remarkable.
My hand is used by another.
My tail might be eaten, built on, or lived in.
My sleeping place is a manipulative game.
My sleepwear is quite outstanding.
My scratch can infect you.
My ash is what some call home.

What am I?

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Are you

A Cat

My eye is not quite precious.

Cat's Eye is a semiprecious gemstone.

My ear is not quite a dandy lion.

Hypochaeris Radicata which is also called cat's ear or dandelion.

My tongue is not quite barbed

May be referring to Cat tongue chocolate bar. And cats do have quite barbed tongue.

My whiskers are flowery.

This flowery plant is also called Cats Whiskers.

My vocalization is something remarkable.

"The cat's meow," an expression referring to something that is considered outstanding; coined by American cartoonist Thomas A. Dorgan (1877–1929)

My hand is used by another.

Cats paw is that phrase. Thanks @M Oehm

My tail might be eaten, built on, or lived in.

Cattail also called Typha has all these capabilities.

My sleeping place is a manipulative game.

Cats Cradle is that game. Thanks @M Oehm

My sleepwear is quite outstanding.

May be Cats Pajamas

My scratch can infect you.

Yes. Cat Scratch Disease

My ash is what some call home.

Cats Ash is a hamlet.

Title

Might be referring to He was a friend of mine by Cat Power

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  • $\begingroup$ But as far as I know... there's also a gem-stone called Cat's-Eye and that's quite precious...isn't it ? @Techidiot ? $\endgroup$ – Swarnabja Bhaumik May 5 '17 at 5:11
  • $\begingroup$ Yes. Indeed it is a little costly. That is the reason why I preferred toy over it. :) $\endgroup$ – Techidiot May 5 '17 at 5:17
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    $\begingroup$ I always think of cat's eyes as the reflector things in bicycle spokes and on roadside posts. There's a game called cat's cradle where you manipulate strings. For the hand, see cat's paw. $\endgroup$ – M Oehm May 5 '17 at 5:28
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    $\begingroup$ And for the tail that you can eat, build on and live in: cattail. $\endgroup$ – M Oehm May 5 '17 at 5:34
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    $\begingroup$ Okay, sorry, didn't want to cut you short. The overall solution is a good find, by the way. $\endgroup$ – M Oehm May 5 '17 at 5:38

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