Three weeks from the caucus, Newt, Romney and Paul are in the top tier with Perry and Bachmann clawing to get back in.
If borrowing rates start to climb dramatically, the hope of clawing out of the slump will fade very quickly.
The president is furiously backtracking; Republicans are clawing over each other to demonize Muslims; Democrats are dead silent.
Three or four generations were crouched around her, wailing and weeping, some clawing at her still body.
He was clawing with his hands, piteously, over the desk at Jimmie Dale.
There was no gleaming of little white teeth, no biting, no clawing, any longer!
Then 255 came Ward, staggering like a drunken man and clawing at his left shoulder.
She broke away, clawing his face, screaming her maniacal cry.
The Hound's turret wound about with agonizing slowness as the monitor reached for the sky, clawing for altitude and safety.
It fell, clawing and tearing, to roll helplessly down the slope.
Old English clawu, earlier clea, "claw, talon, iron hook," from Proto-Germanic *klawo (cf. Old Frisian klawe "claw, hoe," Middle Dutch klouwe, Dutch klauw, Old High German klawa, German Klaue "claw").
Claw-foot in reference to furniture is from 1823; claw-and-ball attested from 1893. Claw-hammer attested from 1769.
Old English clawian "to scratch, claw," from the same root as claw (n.). Related: Clawed; clawing. Cf. Dutch klaauwen, Old High German klawan, German klauen. To claw back"regain by great effort" is from 1953; as a noun, an act of this, from 1969.
A police officer
To arrest (1917+ Underworld)