Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In pathology, a hand in which the wrist and metacarpophalangeal joints are extended while the interphalangeal joints are flexed: due to paralysis of the lumbricales and interossei muscles.

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Examples

  • Schnitz swept his claw-hand toward his beak as though it held a cigarette.

    Horn : Green

  • Pincer shook the native creature's claw-hand in gratitude.

    Horn : Green

  • Death was surely sniffing at my heels, ready to lay claw-hand on my shoulder.

    The Crystal Gryphon

  • The broken, mangled face of the corpse leered down into his, and one claw-hand darted towards his throat.

    Conan

  • Hoes, rakes, and claw-hand weeders should be used in cleaning up and cultivating the plots.

    Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study

  • As soon as the young plants appear above the ground, light cultivation with rakes and claw-hand weeders should be started, so as to keep weeds from growing and at the same time to provide a loose surface or earth mulch for conserving the moisture and aerating the soil.

    Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study

  • The sense of touch and muscle-control being lost, the hands are unable to grasp, and the contraction affecting the muscles of the forearm produces the claw-hand.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • Then up came the right arm; they saw the claw-hand with a spear, poise itself a moment.

    Darkness and Dawn

  • It is divided into four types, the hand type (causing the griffin-or claw-hand, or the ape-hand); the juvenile type (generally in the muscles of the shoulder and arm); the facial type; and the peroneal type.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • It is divided into four types, the hand type (causing the griffin-or claw-hand, or the ape-hand); the juvenile type (generally in the muscles of the shoulder and arm); the facial type; and the peroneal type.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

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