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synonyms for talons

  • hook
  • nail
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How to use talons in a sentence

With her all-powerful and elastic muscles she encircled and oppressed her mount, clawing with two great talons at his breast.
CHARLES BAUDELAIRE, HIS LIFETHOPHILE GAUTIER
As he passed he struck for my shoulder, and his grip, although it did not hold, was like the cutting of a hawk's talons.
THE WAY OF A MANEMERSON HOUGH
The talons of the wild beast enter into your flesh; but with the cephaloptera it is you who enter into the creature.
TOILERS OF THE SEAVICTOR HUGO
Tin Philosopher lifted one of his own sets of bright talons.
BREAD OVERHEADFRITZ REUTER LEIBER
Yet, I was still in the tiger's den, and I expected to feel the talons.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE - VOLUME 55, NO. 343, MAY 1844VARIOUS
He felt his arms pressing outward the fierce talons that sought to grasp him, his hands straining against the pulsing throat.
MOUNTAINCLEMENT WOOD
It is not the hunter alone who feels his teeth and talons, but the first human flesh his lawless members seize.
THE COLLEGE, THE MARKET, AND THE COURTCAROLINE H. DALL
First one attacked and drove his talons deep into the whale's back, then spreading his broad wings he tried to rise.
INDIAN LEGENDS OF VANCOUVER ISLANDALFRED CARMICHAEL
It is a good game to win, to withdraw these two doves from the outstretched talons of these two birds of prey.
THE FLYING HORSEMANGUSTAVE AIMARD
At once the air was filled with black crows, each of whom seized the cord with beak or talons.
LITTLE WIZARD STORIES OF OZL. FRANK BAUM
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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