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Definition a sharp hooked claw — especially on a bird of prey
  • Bald eagle talons can measure as long as two inches.
talons = sharp hooked claws
  • Bird talons are similar to a dog's nails.
  • talons = sharp hooked claws
  • It struck the surface with its talons and rose back into the sky, carrying a large struggling fish.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • talons = sharp hooked claws
  • It would slash at him with beak and talons when he came near: For weeks his wrists and hands were always bleeding.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • talons = sharp hooked claws
  • A bird-creature swung in low, huge wings flapping, talons extended.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • talons = sharp hooked claws
  • Even with my makeshift armguard, her sharp talons dug into my skin.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • talons = sharp hooked claws
  • It checked itself at the last minute, only its talons breaking the surface of the waves, just for an instant.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • talons = sharp hooked claws
  • It digs in its talons and doesn't move.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • talons = a bird's claws
  • A lump forms in my throat and I want the talons off.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • Wings flap next to my ear, and the crow's talons dig into my shoulder.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • A flock of crows storms toward me, an advancing army of outstretched talons and open beaks, each one squawking, filling the air with noise.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • I scream as they surround me, feathers flapping in my ears, beaks pecking at my shoulders, talons clinging to my clothes.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • I scream and hit my arms and head and legs to get the birds off me, but they are gone, though I can still feel the feathers brushing the back of my neck and the talons in my shoulder and my burning skin.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • They lie, arched over their knapsacks, the backs of their heads buried in the soft ground, their hands clutching at the air like talons.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • It had a glittering golden tail as long as a peacock's and gleaming golden talons, which were gripping a ragged bundle.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Most of them had wings, and the ones that didn't were carried in the talons of others.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • The beast had slashed him with his taloned claw.
    Ted Dekker  --  White: The Great Pursuit
  • The troll rounded on him, all ten talons sliding out to their full extent.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • Wings and talons, a sideways stripe across the wall.
    Judith Guest  --  Ordinary People
  • Talon, an older Yellow with his hair woven into intricate dreadlocks, appeared first, followed by a wide-eyed Chubs.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds

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