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- And if Mr. Casaubon had been a dragon who had carried her off to his lair with his talons simply and without legal forms, it would have been an unavoidable feat of heroism to release her and fall at her feet.Book 2 — Old and Young (84% in)
- Lydgate was bowing his neck under the yoke like a creature who had talons, but who had Reason too, which often reduces us to meekness.Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (59% in)
- It seemed to Fred that if Mr. Farebrother had had a beak and talons instead of his very capable tongue, his mode of attack could hardly be more cruel.Book 7 — Two Temptations (40% in)
There are no more uses of "talon" in Middlemarch.
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