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talon
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Gulliver's Travels
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  • The fierceness of this creature’s countenance altogether discomposed me; though I stood at the farther end of the table, above fifty feet off; and although my mistress held her fast, for fear she might give a spring, and seize me in her talons.
  • Once a kite, hovering over the garden, made a stoop at me, and if I had not resolutely drawn my hanger, and run under a thick espalier, he would have certainly carried me away in his talons.

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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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