claw-and-ball


claw-and-ball
clawˈ-and-ballˈ adjective
(of furniture) having feet carved to represent an animal's claw holding a ball (also ballˈ-and-clawˈ)
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Main Entry:claw

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claw-and-ball «KL uhn BL», adjective.
designating a type of furniture foot, or the furniture in which such a foot appears, characterized by the representation of a claw clasping a ball. Also, ball-and-claw.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • claw-and-ball foot — noun : a foot on a piece of furniture shaped like a bird s or animal s claw grasping a ball see foot illustration * * * /klaw euhn bawl /, Furniture. See ball and claw foot. [1900 05] …   Useful english dictionary

  • claw-and-ball foot — /klaw euhn bawl /, Furniture. See ball and claw foot. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • ball-and-claw — ballˈ and clawˈ see ↑claw and ball under ↑claw • • • Main Entry: ↑ball * * * ball and claw «BL uhn KL», adjective. = claw and ball. (Cf. ↑claw and ball) …   Useful english dictionary

  • ball-and-claw foot — noun : claw and ball foot * * * /bawl euhn klaw /, Furniture. a foot having the form of a bird s claw grasping a ball. Also called claw and ball foot. [1900 05] …   Useful english dictionary

  • ball-and-claw foot — /bawl euhn klaw /, Furniture. a foot having the form of a bird s claw grasping a ball. Also called claw and ball foot. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

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  • ball-and-claw foot — ball′ and claw′ foot n. fur a furniture foot having the form of a bird s claw grasping a ball • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

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