Definition of Claws

1. Noun. (plural of claw) ¹

2. Verb. (third-person singular of claw) ¹

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Definition of Claws

1. claw [v] - See also: claw

Lexicographical Neighbors of Claws

clawed frog
clawed frogs
claws (current term)
clay-colored robin
clay pigeon
clay pigeon poisoning
clay pigeons
clay pipe
clay sculpture
clay shoveler's fracture
clay up

Literary usage of Claws

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1884)
"Apropos of what lias lately been published regarding the power of the Crow to carry objects in il- claws I will give my latest note on the subject. ..."

2. The Mosquitoes of North and Central America and the West Indies by Leland Ossian Howard, Harrison Gray Dyar, Frederick Knab (1912)
"The claws of the middle feet of the male cyaneus are very similar to those just described; the flattened branch, however, is much broader and ..."

3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1904)
"As these big claws have the same larval character found in Astacus, ... The larva is thus made fast fore and aft, its claws are fast to the egg stalk and ..."

4. The Outline of Science: A Plain Story Simply Told by John Arthur Thomson (1922)
"A spider cannot climb up a quartz fibre, for its claws will not grip the smooth surface. ... Very striking are the two curved claws at the tip of the foot, ..."

5. The Spider Book: A Manual for the Study of the Spiders and Their Near by John Henry Comstock (1912)
"When three claws are present, they can be designated as the paired claws and ... The paired claws are placed side by side at the tip of the upper surface of ..."

6. Materials for the study of variation treated with especial regard to by William Bateson (1894)
"This surface bears four large claws disposed jn the same direction as the ... Of the four claws the two adjacent ones are in solid continuity for a part of ..."

7. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1833)
"being withdrawn altogether within their cavities, and whose claws, ... Their claws are very robust, with the fingers hollowed like a spoon at the end. ..."

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