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ta luhn

  • n  a sharp hooked claw especially on a bird of prey

  • In its center was a rather sickly, droop-winged eagle, clutching one lonely arrow in its left talon.
  • Two gold British sovereigns, one dated 1901, the other 1912, plinked to the mucky deck of the Italian salvage ship Artiglio II (artiglio talon) last week as she rode off .
  • The Chinese, who realize that losing it means surrendering their last talon-hold in North China, have hung on like eagles.
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  • James Clapper in Reuters
    I have assessed results of the TALON program during the last year and I do not believe they merit continuing the program as currently constituted, particularly in light of its image in the Congress and the media,Clapper said in the memo.
  • Alex Shnaider in Trading Markets (press release)
    This is a proud day for Talon International Development,said Chairman Alex Shnaider. "Our vision is on its way to becoming reality and our dream of a one-of-a-kind development for Toronto will soon be realized for the benefit of our...
  • Jeff Gannon in Boston Globe (registration)
    The voice goes silent,Gannon, whose real name is James Dale Guckert, wrote. "Because of the attention being paid to me, I find it is no longer possible to effectively be a reporter for Talon News. In consideration of the welfare of me and...

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