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talon

1. a sharply hooked claw, esp of a bird of prey
2. Cards the pile of cards left after the deal
3. Architect another name for ogee
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talon

[′tal·ən]
(vertebrate zoology)
A sharply hooked claw on the foot of a bird of prey.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A 23-year-old male patient undergoing orthodontic treatment was referred to the Department of Operative Dentistry and Endodontics for the treatment of bilateral Talon's cusp on maxillary lateral incisors.
During the test, Raytheon and L-3 successfully launched a Raytheon TALON laser-guided rocket after the TALON RRWS received positioning information from a remote sensor.
Talon cusp apart from showing its structure resembling to an eagles talon, it can also appear like a pyramid or conical in shape.
Reported review of literature has shown that talon cusp exhibits a prevalence of 75% in the permanent dentition compared to 25% in the primary dentition (3).
"I don't know that I could have planned a more honorable way to end my career as an enlisted aviator than with the last flight of the mighty Combat Talons."
Whether a problem with the sound or not, the deftness and subtlety that makes Talons stand out on record all too often finds itself lost in a wall of muddied feedback.
Perhaps if women had also been conscripted into the Prussian army, they too would have kicked off their talons rouges for walkable flats.
The Talon, which weighs about 80 pounds, can hold up to seven cameras that feed images back to screens on a control box.