claw


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Related to claw: Cat's Claw, bear claw, claw toe
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Synonyms for claw

Synonyms for claw

sharp curved horny process on the toe of a bird or some mammals or reptiles

a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something

a grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods

a bird's foot

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move as if by clawing, seizing, or digging

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clutch as if in panic

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scratch, scrape, pull, or dig with claws or nails

attack as if with claws

References in classic literature ?
And when he had finished his song, he spread his wings, and with the chain in his right claw, the shoes in his left, and the millstone round his neck, he flew right away to his father's house.
But all the same, although he slept, he had stuck his sharp claws so firmly into the glass that he was quite safe not to fall.
The eagle dug its sharp claws into the tender flesh of the youth, but he bore the pain without a sound, and seized the bird's two feet with his hands.
I had placed myself at the port-scuttle, and saw some magnificent substructures of coral, zoophytes, seaweed, and fucus, agitating their enormous claws, which stretched out from the fissures of the rock.
The thing was almost like the hoof of a deer produced into claws.
Its evil eyes were wriggling on their stalks, its mouth was all alive with appetite, and its vast ungainly claws, smeared with an algal slime, were descending upon me.
They were in search of deer, when suddenly a huge grizzly bear emerged from a thicket about thirty yards distant, rearing himself upon his hind legs with a terrific growl, and displaying a hideous array of teeth and claws.
That's why he nearly blunted my claws," said the Lion.
Before him lay the deep waters of the little lake, behind him certain death; a cruel death beneath tearing claws and rending fangs.
The beast was quite dead from the sword thrusts, and after a glance at its terrible claws and sharp teeth the little man turned in a panic and rushed out upon the water, for other menacing growls told him more bears were near.
The Wizard opened his satchel and got out some sticking-plaster with which he mended the cuts Jim had received from the claws of the bears.
We swarmed out of our holes, examining the marks his claws had made on the crumbling rock of the bluff, all of us talking at once.
The man held up his right arm, the shirt and undershirt ripped to shreds, and red parallel grooves, slightly clotted with blood, showing where the claws had broken the skin.
The King of the Apes, enraged at hearing these truths, gave him over to the teeth and claws of his companions.
When the coop blew away from the ship I clung fast to this corner, with claws and beak, for I knew if I fell into the water I'd surely be drowned.