clawlike


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clawlike

(ˈklɔːˌlaɪk)
adj
resembling a claw or claws
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.clawlike - resembling a claw
unguiculate, unguiculated - having or resembling claws or nails; "unguiculate animals"; "an unguiculate flower petal"
References in classic literature ?
He pointed at the two soldiers with his great hand, extended clawlike.
In the awful stench of these frightful charnel isles haggard maniacs screamed and gibbered and fought among the torn remnants of their grisly feasts; while on those which contained but clean-picked bones they battled with one another, the weaker furnishing sustenance for the stronger; or with clawlike hands clutched at the bloated bodies that drifted down with the current.
Silently, but with the quickness of a tigress the old woman was upon her back, one clawlike paw grasping the wrist which held the dagger.
For a long time he lay caressing the emaciated, clawlike thing that had once been the beautiful, shapely white hand of the young Baltimore belle.
For a time he could not even speak, but at last regained sufficient composure to tell them how the thing must have swooped silently upon him from above and behind as the first premonition of danger he had received was when the long, clawlike fingers had clutched him beneath either arm.
The old terrorist, raising an uncertain and clawlike hand, gave a swaggering tilt to a black felt sombrero shading the hollows and ridges of his wasted face.
When she discovers Harry in possession of the Half-Blood Prince's annotated potions book, she goes berserk; she "[lunges] at [the book] with a clawlike hand" and hisses "Despoiled
From the deck of a hulking 4,000-ton ship, a giant clawlike device plunges into the waves of the North Atlantic.
But I have everybody like 'ggggg' (makes a clawlike gesture with his hands) 'come on, get away from me.
Sue had a vision of a black and voluminous cloak spread upon the smouldering fire, of clawlike fingers scrabbling in the embers, a waxed and hideous face turned toward her.
2), which hung nearby, is also by Pontormo, as annotated in red ink by the erudite French collector Pierre Crozat (1661-1740) along the bottom borden The Getty study cannot be by Bronzino, as suggested in the catalogue: the distinctive rendering of the oval eye-sockets and clawlike hands, the inordinately pale tone of the interior modelling with respect to the heavy weight of the contours, and the animated, jagged, repeatedly reinforced character of these contours all argue for Pontormo's authorship.