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pounce

1
the claw of a bird of prey

pounce

2
1. a very fine resinous powder, esp of cuttlefish bone, formerly used to dry ink or sprinkled over parchment or unsized writing paper to stop the ink from running
2. a fine powder, esp of charcoal, that is tapped through perforations in paper corresponding to the main lines of a design in order to transfer the design to another surface

Pounce

A fine colored powder, used to transfer mural designs to a wall surface; the design has been stenciled into heavy paper with a pounce wheel.

pounce

[pau̇ns]
(materials)
Pumice in the form of a very fine powder, used for preparing parchment and tracing cloth.
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"One cat may pounce on the other and think it is in play, but the other cat may think it is an attack.
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The job requires two types of rounded "pounce cloths" - the first made with two cotton rags wadded together and the second made with cheesecloth squares.
MAU BY DAVID ANDERSON MAURICIO POCHETTINO last night warned Leicester that Spurs are ready to pounce if they stumble in the title race.
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With half the season gone, Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United side appear ready to pounce on Benitez's Liverpool and Scolari's Chelsea
RUTHLESS robbers armed with crowbars lay in wait outside a building society to pounce on security staff filling a cash machine.
He has a sunny, placid Norman Rockwell face, but he can turn and pounce as swiftly as a rattlesnake.
He was at fault for a second time when he fumbled a cross from the lively Steven Robb soon after and again McGregor spared his blushes by clearing before Tam McManus could pounce.