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What is another word for claw?

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A curved pointed horny nail on each digit of the foot in birds, lizards, and some mammals
“She discovered herself perched upon the claw of a dragon, winging above the purple Forbidden City.”
The pincer of a crab, scorpion, or other arthropod
“But then Johnson saw the red claw and other characteristics of female crabs.”
A mechanical device resembling a claw, used for gripping or lifting
“He began telling a story about one of those arcade machines with a mechanical claw that people use to try to pick up one out of dozens of boxes sitting in a Plexiglas tub.”
A slender-jointed extremity of the hand of a human or animal
To scratch or tear at something with one's claws or fingernails
“That would drive Herr B├Ąchtold to scream and claw at the walls of his cell.”
To make a long tear or cut in
To make (a groove, hole, or indentation) with, or as if with, a gouge
To seize or shake by the throat, especially of a dog or wolf
To move up or over (something) awkwardly, or in a haphazard fashion
To handle roughly or clumsily
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