“He squirmed and struggled, dabbing at the air with the injured as well as the uninjured forepaw and increasing his pain.”
“She tried to force the forepaw inside—but too stiff.”
“Within moments, all that was visible was his head, one forepaw, and a wing.”
“Close Home," Ruumahum muttered that evening, pausing to send a thick curving tongue out to groom the back of a forepaw.”
“The furcot merely bunked, yawned, and started preening itself with a forepaw.”
“He morphed to cat shape, pulled his forepaw free, and ran.”
“She dropped down again to all fours, and with her nose sought out one who had tumbled a little further and was beginning to overcome his bewilderment and to test his new environment with a forepaw, and nosed him back with the others and pushed them all to the back of the cave, their little furry bodies huddled tight against one another.”
“A sudden swipe of her short, powerful forepaw stretched an opening in the wire, and her head darted in and her jaws snapped through the back of a sleeping hen so swiftly it barely had a chance to squawk.”
“Most Hemmingways only have fives toes on each forepaw, making them look like they have thumbs.”
“He glanced into the darkening backyard, where his yellow dog, Claude, sat placidly with a forepaw planted on the back of a large toad.”
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That great old English prefix, quaint almost by default!
An excerpt from Jubilate Agno, written by Christopher Smart between 1759 and 1763 during his confinement for "lunacy" at St. Luke's Hospital in Bethnal Green, London.
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