forepaw


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forepaw

either of the front feet of most land mammals that do not have hoofs
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Finally the lion lifted a forepaw and turned the body of the girl half over, then he stood again eyeing her as though still undetermined whether life was extinct or not.
He bent suddenly down to Jerry, who was standing as close against his legs as he could, so close that his wet forepaws rested on Skipper's bare feet.
The poor girl was almost distracted: that quarter of the palace was all in an uproar; the servants ran for ladders; the monkey was seen by hundreds in the court, sitting upon the ridge of a building, holding me like a baby in one of his forepaws, and feeding me with the other, by cramming into my mouth some victuals he had squeezed out of the bag on one side of his chaps, and patting me when I would not eat; whereat many of the rabble below could not forbear laughing; neither do I think they justly ought to be blamed, for, without question, the sight was ridiculous enough to every body but myself.
For what seemed an eternity the great brute stood with its forepaws upon the sill, glaring into the little room.
With outstretched tail and foaming jaws it charged straight as an arrow, for the body of the thoat and the mighty creature of destruction that stood with forepaws upon the slate-grey side, waiting to defend its meat.
It was fully as large as the largest elephant and with great forepaws armed with huge claws.
When finally the female ceased to struggle and rolled over on her back, her forepaws limply folded, I was sure that she was dead.
I saw that in a moment she would take me under her forepaws, or seize me in those great jaws.
About her romped and played two little balls of fur, but her eyes were for one which lay between her great forepaws and did not romp, one who never would romp again.
He panted up the terrace only to disappear to the head in a wave of monkeys, but he threw himself squarely on his haunches, and, spreading out his forepaws, hugged as many as he could hold, and then began to hit with a regular bat-bat-bat, like the flipping strokes of a paddle wheel.
An entire forepaw of a Swamp Wallaby Wallabia bicolor was found in one pellet (Table 2) collected on Bourkes Creek, near the township of Emerald, approximately 50 km south-east of Melbourne.