What does the word talon mean?

Usage examples for talon

  1. The core A of the chuck screws upon M, and is threaded to receive the adjustment nut B, which receives and holds the adjustment wedges C at their ends by the talon shown. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  2. Each finger was armed with a strong talon- the Castle of La Sangle to the east, the Castle of St. Angelo in the middle, and Fort Ricasoli to the west. – A Book of Golden Deeds by Charlotte M. Yonge
  3. They have robbed the trade of all its mystery and romance; we hear no more of mighty magician, with hoary beard and flowing robe, with magic wand and attendant spirits; no more " weird sisters," with talon fingers and sunken eyes; not even romantic wandering gipsies- but ugly women, with unwashed hands, who can't spell. – Doesticks, What He Says by Q. K. Philander Doesticks