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Claw-hammer

Definitions

  • Claw-Hammer. Riveting-Hammer. Upholster's Hammer. Magnetized Hammer. Veneering-Hammer
    Claw-Hammer. Riveting-Hammer. Upholster's Hammer. Magnetized Hammer. Veneering-Hammer
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Claw-hammer a hammer with one part of the head divided into two claws, with which to extract nails
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. clawu; cog. with Ger. klaue; akin to Cleave, to stick.

Usage

In literature:

Go quickly, my child, and swallow a claw-hammer.
"Fantastic Fables" by Ambrose Bierce
The claw-hammer fixed these like a charm.
"Hiram The Young Farmer" by Burbank L. Todd
And when he has got to the eye-holes, he hammers through one of them with the point of his heavy claw.
"Madam How and Lady Why or, First Lessons in Earth Lore for Children" by Charles Kingsley
Break open the large claws, using a nut cracker or a small hammer for this purpose, and, as in Fig.
"Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3" by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Crack claws with a hammer.
"The Story of Crisco" by Marion Harris Neil
The priest wore the brown robe of his order to the ball, and John his claw-hammer.
"The Bell in the Fog and Other Stories" by Gertrude Atherton
With great glee the claws of the hammer were fastened about the head of Mr. Nail and, jerk, out he came.
"The Children's Six Minutes" by Bruce S. Wright
We had no stretcher, so Dinky-Dunk made shift with me and a claw-hammer.
"The Prairie Wife" by Arthur Stringer
He slipped the claw of the hammer under it and pressed hard on the handle.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Christmas Tree Cove" by Laura Lee Hope
He was now breaking the shell by hammering with one of his heavy claws.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
The hasp of the lock was soon removed by a claw-hammer, and the contents of the trunk exposed to Newton's view.
"Newton Forster" by Captain Frederick Marryat
The hammer used to take out nails, is called a claw-hammer, from its having a claw at one part.
"The Book of Sports:" by William Martin
The hammer was small, and the claw of it was straight and flat.
"Rollo in Geneva" by Jacob Abbott
Josiah Franklin broke open the box with his great claw hammer, which might have pleased an Ajax.
"True to His Home" by Hezekiah Butterworth
To remedy this he moused around until he discovered some long nails and a claw-hammer.
"The Flaming Jewel" by Robert W. Chambers
All nails should be removed with a claw-hammer.
"How Two Boys Made Their Own Electrical Apparatus" by Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
She took the pickets off the garden fence at her pleasure, using her horns as handily as I could use a claw hammer.
"The May Flower, and Miscellaneous Writings" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
He felt the hammer beat of her heart; her fingers dug into his back like cat claws.
"Love Story" by Irving E. Cox, Jr.
He pulled his hammer out of one of the "croker sacks," inserted the claw and pulled.
"Mountain" by Clement Wood
When you pull a nail with an ordinary claw hammer, what is the effort arm?
"Physics" by Willis Eugene Tower
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In news:

Police arrested a College Station resident for burglary, and when approaching him, investigators say the suspect dropped a claw hammer from under his shirt.
Prince is accused of murdering his 23-month-old son, Trebian Prince, by beating him with a handgun and claw hammer in the early morning hours of Aug 30, 2009.
Robber armed with claw hammer robs two stores in Windsor.
Dropping this onto concrete five times didn't damage this 5.9-inch, single-setting light at all, and our 16-ounce steel-claw hammer practically bounced off its anodized aluminum body (and we hit it six times).
A Nevada City man is in jail after he tried to kill two people with a claw hammer .
Claw hammers may have been used in the killing, according to authorities.
Dr Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys will make a stop at Wellin Hall, Hamilton College, 198 College Hill Road, Clinton, on Saturday, Jan 24, at 8 pm The master of the "claw hammer" style of banjo playing will bring the ba.
Nails call for a claw hammer.
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