Examples of talon in a Sentence
The hawk gripped the mouse in its talons.
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Its sharp and powerful talons can crush its chosen dinner.
The eagle then flared its wings, stretched its talons and — in a flash — plucked a fish for lunch.
An osprey hovered and dived into the still water and emerged with a black crappie clutched in its talons.
My fingers lose their elasticity, hardening to talons.
The fierce predators plunge headfirst toward the water and snatch up fish with their sharp talons — including, sometimes, smaller sharks.
As birders and trail walkers watched in horror, the invading eagle repeatedly thrashed at the nesting female with its sharp beak and talons, eventually driving it away.
In 1902, the group became one of the seven founding members of the National Panhellenic Conference, and the eagle in the Pi Beta Phi coat of arms now holds an IC in one talon and a Pi Beta Phi badge in the other.
And Paxton wound up as the landing spot, sticking its talons into his back.
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TALON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of talon for English Language Learners
: one of the sharp claws on the feet of some birds
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