But all the same, although he slept, he had stuck his sharp claws
so firmly into the glass that he was quite safe not to fall.
"That in some fields of his country there are certain shining stones of several colours, whereof the YAHOOS are violently fond: and when part of these stones is fixed in the earth, as it sometimes happens, they will dig with their claws
for whole days to get them out; then carry them away, and hide them by heaps in their kennels; but still looking round with great caution, for fear their comrades should find out their treasure." My master said, "he could never discover the reason of this unnatural appetite, or how these stones could be of any use to a YAHOO; but now he believed it might proceed from the same principle of avarice which I had ascribed to mankind.
He abandoned his pursuit of the two Folk and sprang up the bluff toward the rest of us, clawing at the crumbling rock and snarling as he clawed
his upward way.
The thing was almost like the hoof of a deer produced into claws
. I could have yelled with surprise and pain.
It is the insect with black claws
, and the awful word which I wish to retain in my imagination in all its purity and all its importance."
He was a withered-faced man, whose face-lines, deep and vertical, looked as if they had been clawed
there by some beast other than himself.
These idols are hung round with amulets and votive offerings, such as beavers' teeth, and bears' and eagles' claws
The Wizard opened his satchel and got out some sticking-plaster with which he mended the cuts Jim had received from the claws
of the bears.
It was a claw
within him sharper than the iron one; and as it tore him, the perspiration dripped down his tallow [waxy] countenance and streaked his doublet.
The bird flew down and took the red shoes in his left claw
, and then he went back to the roof and sang:
He now thought only of tearing to ribbons with his powerful talons the flesh of his antagonist, of burying his long, yellow fangs in the soft, smooth hide of the ape-man, but Tarzan had fought before with clawed
creatures of the jungle.
There was a garret above, pierced with a scuttle over his head; and down through this scuttle came a cat, suspended around the haunches by a string; she had a rag tied about her head and jaws to keep her from mewing; as she slowly descended she curved upward and clawed
at the string, she swung downward and clawed
at the intangible air.