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[n] a clawed foot of an animal especially a quadruped
[n] the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb; "he had the hands of a surgeon"; "he extended his mitt"
[v] touch clumsily; "The man tried to paw her"
[v] scrape with the paws; "The bear pawed the door"


hand, manus, mitt

Misc. Definitions

\Paw\ (p[add]), n. [OE. pawe, poue, OF. poe: cf. patte, LG. pote, D. poot, G. pfote.]
1. The foot of a quadruped having claws, as the lion, dog, cat, etc.
2. The hand. [Jocose] --Dryden. {Paw clam} (Zo["o]l.), the tridacna; -- so called because shaped like an animal's paw.
\Paw\, v. i. To draw the forefoot along the ground; to beat or scrape with the forefoot. --Job xxxix. 2
\Paw\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pawed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pawing}.]
1. To pass the paw over; to stroke or handle with the paws; hence, to handle fondly or rudely.
2. To scrape or beat with the forefoot. His hot courser pawed the Hungarian plane. --Tickell.

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