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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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Deinonychus, with raptor squawks, / Pounces and slashes, tears and feeds, / Thinning the ranks of those she stalks- / Her great claw strikes down all she needs.
HORRIFIC: Robber grapples with girl' THUG: He pounces on victim' LURKING:
A WOLF spider, which pounces on its prey, has been discovered in Scotland for the first time.
When a predator pounces to grab the lizard's body, the reptile rears back its head to stab the attacker.