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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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Proposal 5 asks Walmart's board to annually disclose whether or not the company clawed back or recouped incentive compensation from any senior executive for misconduct that exposes the company to serious financial, legal, and reputational risks.
Bosses of staff caught up in misconduct could also have their bonuses clawed back if they are deemed indirectly responsible or accountable for the failure or misconduct.
Virgin Atlantic Airways said, "We prefer to have a cozy chat with the government, the DFT in particular, about how any costs can be clawed back through any possible government financial help, but we do not intend to sue.
It's too early to tell how much of the money will be clawed back.
Frenchman Loeb (Citroen Xsara) clawed back some of the deficit by taking stage seven but the world champion was still 6.
4% improvement clawed back most of yesterday's loss, which was equivalent to about 8.
When the benefit was introduced, the federal government and most provinces and territories agreed that increases in federal money could be clawed back from welfare families and spent on other programs for children.
WARWICKSHIRE residents have clawed back more than pounds 250,000 in refunds and compensation thanks to the county's trading standards team.
Gritty Sons had clawed back Accies lead with two minutes remaining when Pat Flannery levelled with a penalty.
In the past, any savings in one section of the farm budget (EAGGF) would have been clawed back to spending elsewhere -- or even carried over from year to year.
If the earnings target is not reached prior to September 30, 2006, then the shares, cash and rights that the sellers have received will be clawed back pro rata to the shortfall, plus a 10% penalty.
Bloomberg reports that a survey by Mercer, found that about 17 percent of global banks had clawed back compensation in 2011.