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We have brains, and with our brains we must do in a scientific way what Nature does with tooth and claw.

The bird was standing upon one leg, and in the other claw held a stone.

Unlike any animals he had ever encountered, they did not bite nor claw.

He could hit, and he could hit hard, but he did not care to claw and scratch and bite!

He would fight them tooth and claw, and yet Lionel should not suffer.

Thus during the long morning they endeavored to claw off the lee shore.

Scotland says, in her own homely adage, "Claw me and I'll claw thee."

He spat again, and waved a claw towards the forward bulkhead.

Some chose a foot, some a wing, some a tail, and some a claw.

Claws: the claw or hook-like structures at the end of the foot or tarsus.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English clawu, earlier clea, "claw, talon, iron hook," from Proto-Germanic *klawo (cf. Old Frisian klawe "claw, hoe," Middle Dutch klouwe, Dutch klauw, Old High German klawa, German Klaue "claw").

Claw-foot in reference to furniture is from 1823; claw-and-ball attested from 1893. Claw-hammer attested from 1769.

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