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What is another word for claws?

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(someone's clutches) A person's power or control, especially when regarded as inescapable
The front claws of crustaceans such as lobsters
“But then Johnson saw the red claw and other characteristics of female crabs.”
Plural for 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.”
Plural for 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.”
Plural for a finger or thumb
Plural for each of the five digits on the end of the foot
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 groove, hole, or indentation) with, or as if with, a gouge
To move up or over (something) awkwardly, or in a haphazard fashion
To handle roughly or clumsily
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