General industries were favoured by the king, and talon was told to spare no effort in opening out its various branches.
He had been sent by talon to investigate the copper mines of Lake Superior.
The first intendant was talon, who was a prominent figure for several years.
Look closer and you'll see that only a talon could have made a gash like that.
Fierce of aspect, ruthless in beak and talon, 'the eagles were gathered together.'
Must their ever-ravening eagles beak and talon annihilate us?
He didn't ever know just what made the tracks, except that they were creatures of fang and talon that no law had ever tamed.
These cards are placed on an inclined plane of marble, called a talon.
talon turned his attention to the exploitation of mines, which might give many an occupation.
They will forsake this place, every one—claw and talon, upright and fours, every one.
c.1400, talounz "claws of a bird or beast," probably originally from Old French talon "heel or hinder part of the foot of a beast, or of a man, or of a shoe," from Medieval Latin talonem "heel," from Latin talus "ankle" (see talus (1)). "The extension to birds of prey, and subsequent stages, are peculiar to English" [OED].