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  • n. An animal's paw with a soft pad.


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  • Mowgli was sitting cross-legged, and explaining things with his forefinger in his usual way, when Bagheera put out a paddy paw and pulled him over backward into the water.

    --Rudyard Kipling, 1895, The Two Jungles Books, p. 57

    March 22, 2014