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noun as in appendage of certain animals, usually the foot

verb as in touch roughly

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For instance, in one of several sensory tests, mice from microbe-deficient mothers took longer to notice a small piece of tape stuck to one of their paws.

Try your hand at it by selecting dead, dry softwoods like cedar, paw paw, or willow for your drill and board.

The team put the mice into boxes and gave their paws a slight electrical shock.

A dog’s height, coat and paws are important things to consider when choosing a dog for a project, DeMatteo says.

This extra contact helps the bear hold on as it releases and raises a true paw.

Jimbo sat behind me, and patted me on the back with his heavy tomahawk of a paw.

He then adds a drawing of an animal paw—something officials say his family pointed to as a sign the letter was genuine.

But there are some compelling reasons to view the advantages that ruling gave the GOP in 2010 as something of a monkey's paw.

Innocuous, soporific white guys like Rob Portman and T-Paw became the horses to bet on.

They decide to adopt a stray cat, Paw Paw, in the hopes that it will fill the void in their relationship.

The left heel followed like lightning, and the right paw also slipped, letting the bear again fall heavily on the ice below.

The bear watched him narrowly with its wicked little eyes, though it did not see fit to cease its paw-licking.

The fresh imprint of a tiger's paw upon the pathway gives the same sort of feel to the Indian herdsman.

Bruno was then introduced to each of the scouts, and they seemed to pass muster, for to each one he offered his paw.

But this dog's tail was wagging, certainly, so Jess bent over without fear to look at the paw.


On this page you'll find 58 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to paw, such as: claw, extremity, fist, foot, hand, and hoof.

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