So roams the nightly wolf about the fold: Wet with descending show’rs, and stiff with cold, He howls for hunger, and he grins for pain, (His gnashing teeth are exercis’d in vain,) And, impotent of anger, finds no way In his distended paws to grasp the prey.
And now the fatal news by Fame is blown Thro’ the short circuit of th’ Arcadian town, Of Pallas slain— by Fame, which just before His triumphs on distended pinions bore.
As, compass’d with a wood of spears around, The lordly lion still maintains his ground; Grins horrible, retires, and turns again; Threats his distended paws, and shakes his mane; He loses while in vain he presses on, Nor will his courage let him dare to run: So Turnus fares, and, unresolved of flight, Moves tardy back, and just recedes from fight.
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One method of declawing is to severe the tendon that allows the claws to distend.
She remembered the distended bellies of the starving cows.