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a.1.Destitute of claws.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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"I like you a big bit -- and I think you're a dear, sweet, adorable, velvety, clawless, little -- kitten," laughed Anne, "but I don't see when you ever get time to learn your lessons."
In the day you rise in your strength, toothless and clawless, you will be as harmless as any army of clams."
They're excellent climbers because of their opposable "thumbs," which are actually clawless digits on their rear feet (so, technically, they're toes).
For example, a study by Rowe-Rowe (1977) of the feeding ecology of the African clawless otter Aonyx capensis (Schinz, 1821) and the spotted-necked otter Lutra maculicollis (Lichtenstein, 1835) in South Africa revealed that A.
"We started our study with the idea that this otter was just a larger version of a sea otter or an African clawless otter in terms of chewing ability, that it would just be able to eat much larger things.
The removal of this vital appendage biases the operational sex ratio toward females, as clawless males are treated as females by other males and females (Oliveira et al.
Each year, dozens of marine mammals-including some 30 species of dolphins and whales, plus the dugong and the small clawless otter-are stranded on Philippine shores.
Furthermore, you also have the added bonus that a lot of land adjacent to the dam is either game farm or nature reserve (Rolfontein), and game sightings are fairly common--kudu, reedbuck, hartebeest, gemsbok for example--we also had a great sighting of African clawless otter.
phalanges of pes digit V reduced and included in the metatarso-phalangeal pad; pes digit IV and V clawless; narrow, curved claws on pes digits I to III borne high above the thickly padded plantar surface and divergent laterally; metatarso-phalangeal pads III and IV coalesced"
The global body is a toothless and clawless organization, which only acts on the whims and wishes of a chosen few.
Even without two more of their leading lights, with Ross Barkley and John Stones both rested, Everton had too much for the clawless Tigers.
Are these indications of Sri Lanka, though clawless, wanting to take on the US 'Tiger on the Mountain'?