Talon

Tal"on

(?), n. [F., heel, spur, LL. talo, fr. L. talus the ankle, heel.] 1. The claw of a predaceous bird or animal, especially the claw of a bird of prey. Bacon.
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2. (Zol.) One of certain small prominences on the hind part of the face of an elephant's tooth.
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3. (Arch.) A kind of molding, concave at the bottom and convex at the top; -- usually called an ogee.
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When the concave part is at the top, it is called an inverted talon.
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4. The shoulder of the bolt of a lock on which the key acts to shoot the bolt. Knight.
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{

Ta*look"

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Ta*luk"

} (?), n. [Ar. ta'lluq.] A large estate; esp., one constituting a revenue district or dependency the native proprietor of which is responsible for the collection and payment of the public revenue due from it. [India]
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{

Ta*look"dar

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Ta*luk"dar

} (?), n. [Hind., fr. Per. ta'lluqdr.] A proprietor of a talook. [India]
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Tal"pa

(?), n. [L., mole.] (Zol.) A genus of small insectivores including the common European mole.
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Ta"lus

(?), n.;
pl. Tali (#).
[L., the ankle, the ankle bone.] 1. (Anat.) The astragalus.
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2. (Surg.) A variety of clubfoot (Talipes calcaneus). See the Note under Talipes.
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