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used in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Pope)

3 uses
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a sharp hooked claw — especially on a bird of prey
  • But upon the signal of an eagle with a serpent in his talons, which appeared on the left hand of the Trojans, Polydamas endeavours to withdraw them again.
    Book 12 (2% in)
  • His eagle, sacred bird of heaven! he sent, A fawn his talons truss'd, (divine portent!
    Book 8 (44% in)
  • Jove's bird on sounding pinions beat the skies; A bleeding serpent of enormous size, His talons truss'd; alive, and curling round, He stung the bird, whose throat received the wound: Mad with the smart, he drops the fatal prey, In airy circles wings his painful way, Floats on the winds, and rends the heaven with cries: Amidst the host the fallen serpent lies.
    Book 12 (43% in)

There are no more uses of "talon" in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Pope).

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