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talon
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Don Quixote
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  • Don Quixote, then, went on to say: "With regard to the mode in which thou shouldst govern thy person and thy house, Sancho, the first charge I have to give thee is to be clean, and to cut thy nails, not letting them grow as some do, whose ignorance makes them fancy that long nails are an ornament to their hands, as if those excrescences they neglect to cut were nails, and not the talons of a lizard-catching kestrel—a filthy and unnatural abuse.

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  • Bald eagle talons can measure as long as two inches.
  • Bird talons are similar to a dog’s nails.

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