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:
The favorite ornaments of the men were collars of bears' claws
, the proud trophies of hunting exploits; while the women and children wore similar decorations of elks' tusks.
At this taunt the crab reached out its other claw
and seized the zebra's ear, and the creature gave a cry of pain and began prancing up and down, trying to shake off the crab, which clung fast.
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.
We swarmed out of our holes, examining the marks his claws
had made on the crumbling rock of the bluff, all of us talking at once.
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."
The lion-and-tiger man, who had clawed
his own face with the beast-claws of his nature, whimpered protest when he saw his employer's preparation to enter Hannibal's cage; for the preparation consisted merely in equipping himself with a broom- handle.
His powerful arms beat and clawed
at the soft fur until it flew upward in the jungle breeze.
The beast was quite dead from the sword thrusts, and after a glance at its terrible claws
and sharp teeth the little man turned in a panic and rushed out upon the water, for other menacing growls told him more bears were near.