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  • n  sharp curved horny process on the toe of a bird or some mammals or reptiles
  • n  a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something
  • n  a grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods
  • n  a bird's foot
  • v  move as if by clawing, seizing, or digging
    They clawed their way to the top of the mountain
  • v  clutch as if in panic
    She clawed the doorknob
  • v  scratch, scrape, pull, or dig with claws or nails
  • v  attack as if with claws
    The politician clawed his rival
News & Articles

  • Moderate cleric wins Iran's presidential vote
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Moderate cleric Hasan Rowhani was declared the winner of Iran's presidential vote on Saturday after gaining support among many reform-minded Iranians looking to claw back a bit of ground after years of crackdowns and now resets the country's political order.
    June 15, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • Claw of the land
    Brooklyn has clawed its way to the top of the food chain. The Red Hook Lobster Pound was voted the country’s best food truck by the Web site The Daily Meal, which examined 450 trucks in 40 cities to compile a list of the country’s 101 best. “I...
    June 14, 2013 - New York Post
  • Blue claw crabs are getting bigger
    Murphy's Hook House Bait and Tackle Bait and Tackle in Toms River has been getting good reports of large-sized blue claw crabs being caught in Island Heights. Now that the major shed is out of the way, the crabs should be hungry and more active.
    June 13, 2013 - Asbury Park Press

  • Tiger Wood in AFP
    I just wanted to put myself in contention. I did that. Good round tomorrow, you never know,Woods said. "The guys were running away from me there. I was seven back at one point. To kind of claw my way back, I'm proud of that."
  • Mike Scioscia in ESPN
    You try to stay as short in focus as you can in a series, bat-to-bat, and you try to scratch and claw your way back into a series,Scioscia said. "It can be done. It can turn in a hurry."
  • Leon Haslam in The Press Association
    Speaking of Biaggi's current run of form, he said: "Max is obviously the rider to beat at the moment because he and his bike are working really well together. But, I am going to fight all the way this weekend and hopefully claw back some of the...

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