from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A clawed instrument used by hand in gathering clams, scallops, etc.


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  • In the video game that inspired the movie, Vega is this masked warrior from Spain who wields a hand-claw that would give Freddie Krueger a run for his money if the two ever met during nightmares on Elm Street.

    Fallin’ Up

  • The wagon lurched, and T'fyrr caught himself with an outstretched hand-claw.

    The Eagle And The Nightingale

  • At one point in the report -- if report it was -- he himself appeared to be under discussion, for the injured Throg waved a hand-claw in the Terran's direction.

    Storm Over Warlock

  • When I ran searches for five claw toed animals, I found that the print most closely matches a beaver, muskrat (especially in the hand-claw like look and large heel), and a raccoon, however, the print [I found] is 4 inches larger than a normal beaver, 6 inches larger than the normal muskrat and 4 1 / 2 inches larger than the raccoon.



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