sickle-shaped :

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  • s  curved like a sickle

  • They also had a large, sickle-shaped claw on their middle toes, probably used for slashing prey.
  • Two fishermen off Devil's Island, at the entrance to Halifax Harbor, one day last week sighted the sickle-shaped fin of a swordfish speeding shoreward.
  • Chattopadhyay himself concedes it's possible that the Onge, like some African tribes, may possess a mutant sickle-shaped gene that provides them with immunity from malaria.
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  • Chumash development plan roils Santa Ynez Valley
    Chumash leaders say they want to build homes on a parcel near their reservation. Community activists fear they may instead build a casino or resort. SANTA YNEZ, Calif. — The Chumash Indians, first seen by explorers along the California coast in the fall of 1542, did not have running water on their tiny, sickle-shaped reservation until the 1960s.        
    Dec. 16, 2013 - Los Angeles Times

  • Paul Sereno in MercoPress
    This was a monster raptor that makes the Velociraptor look like kid's play,said Sereno, also a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence. "At five meters long with a sickle-shaped claw, it was an amazing predator." "Normally you'd...

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