from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A foot, as of a piece of furniture, carved in wood or cast in metal in the shape of the foot of a bird or beast of prey.
  • Having claw-feet: as, a claw-foot table.


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  • The master bathroom, shown here, features a claw-foot tub and a glass-tile walk-in shower.

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  • The tub was a wide, long, claw-foot porcelain thing from the forties that had been retrofitted with a wide metal curtain ring, a white curtain, and a big sunflower showerhead.

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  • The most sought-after: La Tour, a vast split-level suite in a 12th-century tower outfitted with a pair of side-by-side claw-foot tubs facing a bay window with a spectacular view.

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  • The bedroom flows into a kind of bush spa: indoor shower (constructed of stout old railway ties), round gas fireplace (nights can be chilly), and a claw-foot copper soaking tub positioned before one of the two mesh picture windows.

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  • In one corner was a large claw-foot tub with gleaming gold fixtures.

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  • In the center of the room, part of which Amy uses as her studio, is an old claw-foot bathtub filled with ice and beer.

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  • I walked into one of the bathrooms and found myself confronted with a gigantic claw-foot bathtub below a brightly-colored landscape print showing shrine churches and a lot of incomprehensible Polish.

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  • Jesse made four fast trips across the nicely overheated kitchen, splashing into the bathroom to fill the claw-foot tub, avoiding the hot spills.

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  • We watched as they gutted—planks of wood, slivers of carpet, a claw-foot bathtub too rusted to be repaired.


  • I head up the stairs, where I fill their claw-foot tub and climb in.

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