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ball-and-claw foot

[bawl-uh n-klaw] /ˈbɔl ənˈklɔ/
noun, Furniture.
a foot having the form of a bird's claw grasping a ball.
Also called claw-and-ball foot.
Origin of ball-and-claw foot
First recorded in 1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He used the ball-and-claw foot with the cabriole leg: this was succeeded by the straight leg.

    The Old Furniture Book N. Hudson Moore

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