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talon
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The Hobbit
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  • Just at that moment the Lord of the Eagles swept down from above, seized him in his talons, and was gone.
  • Over them swooped the eagles; the dark rush of their beating wings smote them to the floor or drove them far away; their talons tore at goblin faces.
  • The eagle came back, seized him in his talons by the back of his coat, and swooped off.

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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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