devil's claw

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n devil's claw annual of southern United States to Mexico having large whitish or yellowish flowers mottled with purple and a long curving beak
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Usage

In literature:

I bore the marks of the devil's claw upon my forehead.
"The Magic Skin" by Honore de Balzac
And he's rich, or he will be, though, for me, I would not care what money a man had if the devil had his claw in it, mon Gyu, no!
"Carette of Sark" by John Oxenham
They say they saw the mark of the devil's claws on him.
"Folle-Farine" by Ouida
Oh, I know him," continued the Captain, "he has a mouth on him that will hold like the devil's claw on a windlass.
"The Flying Bo'sun" by Arthur Mason
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In poetry:

From the fell dragon's mouth — the lion's paws —
The toils of Satan,— and the tiger's claws —
Christ snatch'd us ev'ry one — and what is more,
From hell's deep dungeon, and the Devil's pow'r.
"Christ Is All In All" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Treating Osteoarthritis with Devil's Claw Extract.
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