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Etalon vs. Talon

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Etalonnoun

An optical device containing parallel mirrors, used as a narrow band filter, often in laser design.

Talonnoun

A sharp, hooked claw of a bird of prey or other predatory animal.

Talonnoun

(zoology) One of certain small prominences on the hind part of the face of an elephant's tooth.

Talonnoun

(architecture) A kind of moulding, concave at the bottom and convex at the top; an ogee. (When the concave part is at the top, it is called an inverted talon.)

Talonnoun

The shoulder of the bolt of a lock on which the key acts to shoot the bolt.

Talonnoun

In the card game bezique, the remaining stock of undealt cards.

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Talonnoun

The claw of a predaceous bird or animal, especially the claw of a bird of prey.

Talonnoun

One of certain small prominences on the hind part of the face of an elephant's tooth.

Talonnoun

A kind of molding, concave at the bottom and convex at the top; - usually called an ogee.

Talonnoun

The shoulder of the bolt of a lock on which the key acts to shoot the bolt.

Talonnoun

a sharp hooked claw especially on a bird of prey

Talonnoun

a claw, especially one belonging to a bird of prey

‘the mouse wouldn't have stood much chance against the peregrine's talons’; ‘the black talons of mechanized war’;

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Talonnoun

the part of a bolt against which the key presses to slide it in a lock.

Talonnoun

(in various card games) the cards that have not yet been dealt.

Talonnoun

a printed form attached to a bearer bond that enables the holder to apply for a new sheet of coupons when the existing coupons have been used up.

Talonnoun

an ogee moulding.

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