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ball-and-claw foot

[bawl-uh n-klaw]
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noun Furniture.
  1. a foot having the form of a bird's claw grasping a ball.
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Origin of ball-and-claw foot

First recorded in 1900–05
Also called claw-and-ball foot.
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  • The articles are those six ball-and-claw-foot chairs with violin backs.

    The Boss of Little Arcady

    Harry Leon Wilson