adjective see talon

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  • taloned — adjective (of a claw or nail) hooked, like a talon Buffy in jeans and bikini top her faux ponytail sleek and blackly gleaming falling to the middle of her back, her lewd green taloned nails curved about the camera, tongue protruding between… …   Wiktionary

  • taloned — talon ► NOUN ▪ a claw, especially one belonging to a bird of prey. DERIVATIVES taloned adjective. ORIGIN Old French, heel , from Latin talus ankle bone, heel …   English terms dictionary

  • taloned — tal·oned …   English syllables

  • taloned — adjective (of predatory animals) armed with claws or talons • Syn: ↑clawed • Similar to: ↑armed …   Useful english dictionary

  • talon — taloned, adj. /tal euhn/, n. 1. a claw, esp. of a bird of prey. 2. the shoulder on the bolt of a lock against which the key presses in sliding the bolt. 3. Cards. the cards left over after the deal; stock. [1350 1400; ME taloun < AF; OF talon <… …   Universalium

  • falconiform — /fawl koh neuh fawrm , fal , faw koh , fawl keuh neuh , fal , faw keuh /, adj. of, pertaining to, or belonging to the order Falconiformes, comprising the vultures, hawks, eagles, ospreys, falcons, caracaras, etc. [ < NL falconiformes; see FALCON …   Universalium

  • talon — noun Etymology: Middle English taloun heel, hind claw of a bird of prey, from Anglo French talun, from Vulgar Latin *talon , *talo, from Latin talus ankle, anklebone Date: 15th century 1. a. the claw of an animal and especially of a bird of prey… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Ghoul — A ghoul is a monster from ancient Arabian folklore that dwells in burial grounds and other uninhabited places. The English word comes from the Arabic name for the creature: الغول ghūl , which literally means demon . [cite web|title= ghoul… …   Wikipedia

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