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claw

1. a curved pointed horny process on the end of each digit in birds, some reptiles, and certain mammals
2. a corresponding structure in some invertebrates, such as the pincer of a crab
3. Botany the narrow basal part of certain petals and sepals

claw

[klȯ]
(anatomy)
A sharp, slender, curved nail on the toe of an animal, such as a bird.
(design engineering)
A fork for removing nails or spikes.
(invertebrate zoology)
A sharp-curved process on the tip of the limb of an insect.
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A few clawless stone crabs (n = 5) were able to consume small ribbed mussels (30-40 mm) by repeatedly damaging them over 48 h; however, most clawless crabs (/?
The clawless Black Cats are on a three-game blank streak, and City's stats for this campaign say that's long odds-on to continue.
English-speaking Canadian lobster fishers, for example, would fairly assume that clawless lobsters imported into Canada are subject to a tariff and might arrange their affairs so as to benefit from this competitive advantage.
As Darden's lobster farms are planned overseas, where clawless lobsters are much different from their iconic, big-clawed, counterparts in Maine and Nova Scotia, North American lobstermen worry that farming could lower lobster market prices, which have already been hit by the economic slump.
Table 1: Wildlife species population structure in study location of Kwale Forest Reserve CLASS ORDER FAMILY COMMON NAME ORDER MAMMALIA Carnivora Viverridae March mongoose African Civet Felidae Forest Gene Mustelidae Palm civet Serval Leopard Cape Clawless Otter Carnivora Carnidae Fox Mustelidae Spotted necked otter Warthog Artiodactyla Red River--hog Suidae Hippopotamu Hippopotamus Bovidae African buffalo Sitatunga Blue duker Kob, Bushbuck Primate Galagidae Dwarf Galago Cercopithedidae Mona monkey Pata monkey White-nose monkey Rodentia Sciuridae Redless Tree- Squirrle Giant forest- Cricetidae Squirrel Gambian Giant-rat.
7 meters) long and had relatively short, clawless forearms.
In the past, I often saw the trails of the cape clawless otters.
The Tigers presented a rather toothless and clawless version of the big cats as Moseley went ahead with barely a minute gone.
Slapstick comedy falls almost as flat as Huston's clawless villainess
The clawless lobster is sourced by Lobster Australia from some 135 boats fishing off the west coast near Perth and enjoys a 'clean and green' environmental halo.