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klo (parcah, literally, "hoof"): One of the marks of a "clean" animal is stated thus: "Every beast that parteth the hoof, and cleaveth the cleft into two claws, ye shall eat" (Deuteronomy 14:6 the King James Version; the Revised Version (British and American) "hath the hoof cloven in two"). See CHEW; CUD. the King James Version uses the word "claws" where the Revised Version (British and American) supplies "hoofs" in Zechariah 11:16, "and will tear their hoofs in pieces," as the sheep are being overdriven. In the only other passage containing the word (Daniel 4:33) there is no Hebrew equivalent in the original-"his nails like birds' (claws)."

Strong's Hebrew
2953. tephar -- a nail, claw
... 2952, 2953. tephar. 2954 . a nail, claw. Transliteration: tephar Phonetic
Spelling: (tef-ar') Short Definition: claws. Word Origin ...
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6538. peres -- (a bird of prey) perhaps bearded vulture
... claw, ossifrage. From parac; a claw; also a kind of eagle -- claw, ossifrage. see
HEBREW parac. 6537b, 6538. peres. 6539 . Strong's Numbers.
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6541. parsah -- a hoof
... claw, cloven-footed, hoof. Feminine of perec; a claw or split hoof -- claw,
(cloven-)footed, hoof. see HEBREW perec. 6540, 6541. parsah. 6542 . ...
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6856. tsipporen -- fingernail, stylus point
... From tsaphar (in the denominative sense (from tsippowr) of scratching); properly,
a claw, ie (human) nail; also the point of a style (or pen, tipped with ...
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The Eagle and Its Brood
... What he brings into view are the characteristics common to the eagle and the vulture;
superb strength in beak and claw, keenness of vision almost incredible ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/the eagle and its brood.htm

The Struggle for Life
... They are the children of Struggle. Beak and limb, claw and wing, shape, strength,
all down to the last detail, are the expressions of their mode of life. ...
/.../the lowell lectures on the ascent of man/chapter vi the struggle for.htm

Conformity to Type
... And love Creation's final law". Tho' Nature, red in tooth and claw. With ravine,
shriek'd against his creed". Who loved, who suffer'd countless ills,. ...
/.../drummond/natural law in the spiritual world/conformity to type.htm

The Roman Power.
... It did not fly onward without touching the earth, like the great eastern conquerors;
but let it set one claw on a nation, and the doom of that nation was fixed ...
// chosen people/lesson xix the roman power.htm

Privilege and Obligation
... grim saying is, that. 'Nature, red in tooth and claw, With rapine, shrieks
against the creed'. that God is love. And think of what ...
/.../romans corinthians to ii corinthians chap v/privilege and obligation.htm

Of Theodorus the Confessor.
... while walking in the Forum, hung him up before the world on the stocks, lacerated
his back with scourges, and scored his sides with claw-like instruments of ...
/.../chapter vii of theodorus the confessor.htm

Letter ccxciii. To Julianus.
... racing out at sea. A single claw reveals the whole lion: so from a slight
acquaintance I think I know you fully. And I count it ...
/.../basil/basil letters and select works/letter ccxciii to julianus.htm

Christ Foreseeing his Passion
... and believing it to be consolidated and consecrated in a person, dare to profess
that there is not a thing in us on which he can lay his black claw and say ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture i/christ foreseeing his passion.htm

Letter ix. To Maximus the Philosopher.
... 54) the proverb is traced to a story of Pheidias, who, "after a look at a claw,
could tell how big the whole lion, formed in proportion would be." A parallel ...
/.../basil/basil letters and select works/letter ix to maximus the.htm

Three Afternoons Off the Track
... She did not speak; she just listened and gazed, "drinking it all in." And then she
raised a skeleton claw, and grabbed her hair, and pointed to mine. ...
/.../wilson-carmichael/things as they are/chapter ii three afternoons off.htm

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A sharp, hooked nail, as of a beast or bird.

2. (n.) The whole foot of an animal armed with hooked nails; the pinchers of a lobster, crab, etc.

3. (n.) Anything resembling the claw of an animal, as the curved and forked end of a hammer for drawing nails.

4. (n.) A slender appendage or process, formed like a claw, as the base of petals of the pink.

5. (n.) To pull, tear, or scratch with, or as with, claws or nails.

6. (n.) To relieve from some uneasy sensation, as by scratching; to tickle; hence, to flatter; to court.

7. (n.) To rail at; to scold.

8. (v. i.) To scrape, scratch, or dig with a claw, or with the hand as a claw.

... 3. (n.) Anything resembling the claw of an animal, as the curved and forked
end of a hammer for drawing nails. 4. (n.) A slender ...
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Onycha (1 Occurrence)
... A nail; claw; hoof, (Hebrews sheheleth; Exodus 30:34), a Latin word applied to the
operculum, ie, the claw or nail of the strombus or wing-shell, a univalve ...
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Claws (5 Occurrences)

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Clave (16 Occurrences)

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... Its habit was to lie on its back and fight with beak and claw with such ferocity
that it seemed very possible that it would "tear and scratch the face." Some ...
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Nail (9 Occurrences)
... is used of the hard point of a stylus or engraving tool: "The sin of Judah is written
with a pen of iron, and with the point (literally, "claw," "nail") of a ...
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... Its habit was to lie on its back and fight with beak and claw with such ferocity
that it seemed very possible that it would "tear and scratch the face." Some ...
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Ostrich (9 Occurrences)
... The foot was much like the cloven hoof of a beast. The inner toe was 7 inches
long, with a clawlike hoof, the outer, smaller with no claw. ...
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Onyx (16 Occurrences)
... A hail; claw; hoof, (Hebrews shoham), a precious stone adorning the breast-plate
of the high priest and the shoulders of the ephod (Exodus 28:9-12, 20; 35:27 ...
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Dog (19 Occurrences)
... 6. (n.) A grappling iron, with a claw or claws, for fastening into wood or other
heavy articles, for the purpose of raising or moving them. ...
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