paw


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paw

any of the feet of a four-legged mammal, bearing claws or nails

paw

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(vertebrate zoology)
The foot of an animal, especially a quadruped having claws.

PAW

(tool)
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There might be opportunity for a deft and ripping thrust of paw into the tender, unguarded belly.
Take off your wigs, and lay them humbly at his paws.
With his teeth, he bit off the paw of his front foot and threw it at that poor beast, so that he might have something to eat.
Here he noticed a little mouse creeping wearily along on its hind paws, for its front paws had both been broken in a trap.
Again and again the lioness repeated these tactics, until finally the horrified prisoner within saw a portion of the lattice give way, and in an instant one great paw and the head of the animal were thrust within the room.
And as for that monstrous animal with whom I was so lately engaged (it was indeed as large as an elephant), if my fears had suffered me to think so far as to make use of my hanger," (looking fiercely, and clapping my hand on the hilt, as I spoke) "when he poked his paw into my chamber, perhaps I should have given him such a wound, as would have made him glad to withdraw it with more haste than he put it in.
She met his onslaught with one contemptuous sweep of her capable paw.
Releasing my hold upon the ivy, I dropped the re-maining distance to the ground, saved from laceration only because the lion's paw struck the thick stem of ivy.
Kitty sat very demurely on her knee, pretending to watch the progress of the winding, and now and then putting out one paw and gently touching the ball, as if it would be glad to help, if it might.
But I had to have it; so I went down on my hands and knees, with one slipper on and the other in my hand, and began to paw gently around and rake the floor, but with no success.
The first part of the entertainment being concluded Pistache was desired to say what o'clock it was; he was shown Monsieur de Chavigny's watch; it was then half-past six; the dog raised and dropped his paw six times; the seventh he let it remain upraised.
But the wolf had laid his black paws against the window, and the children saw them and cried: 'We will not open the door, our mother has not black feet like you: you are the wolf