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 ?
"To claw a man because he is good form, what would that be?"
Even the iron claw hung inactive; as if knowing that it was no intrinsic part of what the attacking force wanted.
He had the chain in his right claw and the shoes in his left, and he flew right away to a mill, and the mill went 'Click clack, click clack, click clack.' Inside the mill were twenty of the miller's men hewing a stone, and as they went 'Hick hack, hick hack, hick hack,' the mill went 'Click clack, click clack, click clack.'
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.
These idols are hung round with amulets and votive offerings, such as beavers' teeth, and bears' and eagles' claws.
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.
Then he drew out the claws of the eagle's feet that had remained in his flesh, and put the peel of one of the golden apples on the wound, and in one moment it was healed and well again.
"Some go clawing trees; some go scratching at the graves of the dead; some go fighting with foreheads or feet or claws; some bite suddenly, none giving occasion; some love uncleanness."
Look what he done to me." 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 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.
The horse was still smarting from the sharp claws of the invisible bears, and as soon as he was on land and headed toward the mountain the thought that more of those fearsome creatures might be near acted as a spur and sent him galloping along in a way that made Dorothy catch her breath.
He was growing angry, as he clawed back, though he was not conscious of it.
Such lawing also shall be done by the assize commonly used, and which is, that three claws shall be cut off without the ball of the right foot.
"And pray how do I and these my friends around me seem to you?' "Thou art," he said, "a most excellent Ape, and all these thy companions after thy example are excellent Apes too." The King of the Apes, enraged at hearing these truths, gave him over to the teeth and claws of his companions.
The local San community members co-owns the N#a Jaqna conservancy which has abundant devils claw roots, said Gomeb.