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is a sharp claw
A claw is a curved, pointed appendage, found at the end of a toe or finger in most mammals, birds, and some reptiles. However, the word "claw" is also often used in reference to an invertebrate. Somewhat similar fine hooked structures are found in arthropods such as beetles and spiders, at the end...
of an animal, especially a bird of prey
Birds of prey are birds that hunt for food primarily on the wing, using their keen senses, especially vision. They are defined as birds that primarily hunt vertebrates, including other birds. Their talons and beaks tend to be relatively large, powerful and adapted for tearing and/or piercing flesh....
, such as the eagle
Eagles are members of the bird family Accipitridae, and belong to several genera which are not necessarily closely related to each other. Most of the more than 60 species occur in Eurasia and Africa. Outside this area, just two species can be found in the United States and Canada, nine more in...
The term hawk can be used in several ways:* In strict usage in Australia and Africa, to mean any of the species in the subfamily Accipitrinae, which comprises the genera Accipiter, Micronisus, Melierax, Urotriorchis and Megatriorchis. The large and widespread Accipiter genus includes goshawks,...
A falcon is any species of raptor in the genus Falco. The genus contains 37 species, widely distributed throughout Europe, Asia, and North America....
Owls are a group of birds that belong to the order Strigiformes, constituting 200 bird of prey species. Most are solitary and nocturnal, with some exceptions . Owls hunt mostly small mammals, insects, and other birds, although a few species specialize in hunting fish...
, or buzzard
A buzzard is one of several large birds, but there are a number of meanings as detailed below.-Old World:In the Old World Buzzard can mean:* One of several medium-sized, wide-ranging raptors with a robust body and broad wings....
. It may also refer to:
- Talon, Nièvre
Talon is a commune in the Nièvre department in central France.-Demographics:At the 1999 census, the population was 57. On 1 January 2007, the estimate was 50.-References:*...
, a commune in the Nièvre département in France
- Talon (Smallville), a fictional coffee shop in the TV series Smallville
- Durwin Talon
Durwin Talon is a comics artist, illustrator, author and professor of new media.- Education & Employment :Talon developed an interest in art at an early age. He received his Bachelors degree in Fine Arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design , then received his ISDP Master’s Degree from...
, an illustrator and professor of new media
- Jean Talon
Jean Talon, Comte d'Orsainville was a French colonial administrator who was the first and most highly regarded Intendant of New France under King Louis XIV...
, the first intendant of New France
- Zoé Talon, comtesse du Cayla
Zoé Victoire Talon , styled comtesse du Cayla, was an intimate friend and confidante of Louis XVIII of France, and was his maîtresse-en-titre.She was born at Le Boullay-Thierry...
- 'Talon', a French term used to refer to the 'heel' or 'frog' of the bow of a string instrument
- "Talons", a song on the album Intimacy
Intimacy is the third studio album by British indie rock band Bloc Party. It was recorded in two weeks at several locations in London and Kent during 2008 and was produced by Paul Epworth and Jacknife Lee. Inspired by the release options available in the Internet age, the band members made the...
by Bloc Party
- "In Our Talons", a song on the album Hymns for a Dark Horse
- Track listing :...
- Talon (Static Shock), a character in the Static Shock animated series
- Talon, a character in The Legend of Zelda series
- Talon, a character in the Dark-Hunter series
Dark-Hunter is a best-selling paranormal romance book series by the American author Sherrilyn Kenyon. The books are published by St. Martin's Press. The first novel in the series, Fantasy Lover, was published in 2002. Fantasy Lover was voted one of the Top Ten Romances of 2002 by Romance Writers of...
, by Sherrilyn Kenyon
- Talon, the mascot of the Major League Soccer team D.C. United
D.C. United is an American professional soccer club based in Washington, D.C. which competes in Major League Soccer , the top professional soccer league in the United States and Canada. It is one of the ten charter clubs of MLS, having competed in the league since its inception, in 1996.Over the...
- Talon, a character from the Prey
Prey is a first-person shooter video game developed by Human Head Studios , and published by 2K Games. The Xbox 360 version was ported by Venom Games. The game was initially released in North America and Europe on 11 July 2006...
- Talon, a character from the video game Primal Rage
Primal Rage is a versus fighting game developed and published by Atari Games in 1994 as an arcade video game. Toys, comics, a novel and other merchandise tie-ins were also produced.-Storyline:...
- Talon, the codename of X-23
X-23 is a fictional comic book superheroine appearing in books published by Marvel Comics, in particular those featuring the X-Men. X-23 is a female clone of Wolverine.-Publication history:...
, a Marvel Comics character
- Talon (DC Comics), a DC Comics character
- Talon (Marvel Comics), a Marvel Comics superhero from the Guardians of the Galaxy
The original Guardians of the Galaxy are a fictional superhero team that appear in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The Guardians first appear in Marvel Super-Heroes #18 .-Publication history:...
- Achille Talon
Achille Talon is a Franco-Belgian comics series featuring an eponymous main character, created by Greg . Starting publication in the comics magazine Pilote in 1963, the series presents the comic misadventures of an anti-hero.The name derives from "talon d'Achille", the French term for an...
, comic book series and character
- Talon Karrde, a character in the Star Wars universe
- Darth Talon, another character in the Star Wars universe
- Talon of the Silver Hawk, also known as Talwin Hawkins
Talwin Hawkins is a character that features in the fantasy book series Conclave of Shadows and the Darkwar Saga, part of the Riftwar Cycle written by Raymond Feist.- Story :...
, a character featured in Raymond E. Feist's Conclave of Shadows trilogy
- Talon, a family character name in the Louis Lamour series The Sacketts
The Sacketts is a 1979 TV Western movie, based on a series of books of the same name by Louis L'Amour. The film recounts the story of the Sacketts brothers in the Western days.-Synopsis:...
- Talon, a champion in the game League of Legends
The BetFred League of Legends was a darts tournament featuring some of the legends of the game of darts which commenced in May 2008. The tournament is broadcast on Setanta Sports in the United Kingdom....
- the Eagle Talon
The Eagle Talon was one of three model names given to a sports coupe that was manufactured between 1990 and 1999 and sold by the then Chrysler Corporation and Mitsubishi Motors of Japan in a joint 50/50 corporate venture known as Diamond-Star Motors...
, an automobile produced by the Eagle division of Chrysler
- the T-38 Talon
The Northrop T-38 Talon is a twin-engine supersonic jet trainer. It was the world's first supersonic trainer and is also the most produced. The T-38 remains in service as of 2011 in air forces throughout the world....
, a US-built supersonic jet trainer for military pilots
- the Lockheed MC-130 Combat Talon, a variant of the C-130 aircraft operated by the U.S. Air Force
- Foster-Miller TALON
The Foster-Miller TALON robot is a small, tracked military robot designed for missions ranging from reconnaissance to combat. Over 3000 TALON robots have been deployed to combat theaters. -Overview:...
, a US military unmanned ground vehicle
- Talon light fighter, a fictional starfighter in Wing Commander
- F/A-37 Talon, a fictional advanced fighter aircraft in the 2005 film Stealth
Stealth is a 2005 American science fiction action film starring Jessica Biel, Josh Lucas, Jamie Foxx, and Sam Shepard. The film was directed by Rob Cohen, director of The Fast and the Furious and xXx....
- Talon (roller coaster)
Talon is a steel inverted roller coaster at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom in Allentown, Pennsylvania. It was known to be one of the longest inverted roller coaster in the Northeast....
, an inverted roller coaster
- The official newspaper of Los Altos High School (Los Altos, California)
Los Altos High School, established in 1954, is a public school located in the affluent Silicon Valley suburb of Los Altos, California. It has generally demonstrated a high level of academic achievement...
- San Antonio Talons, San Antonio,Texas's arena football team,formerly the Tulsa Talons.
TalonSoft was a Baltimore, Maryland-based computer game developer founded in 1995 by Jim Rose and John Davidson. The company specialized in wargames; many of its releases were acclaimed within the wargaming community....
, a computer game developer
- Talon Zipper
Talon Zipper was a company founded in 1893, originally as the Universal Fastener Company, in Chicago. They later moved to Hoboken, New Jersey, and finally to Meadville, Pennsylvania. It was in Meadville that the zipper as we know it was invented, until then they were producing hookless fasteners...
, US zipper company
- in some card games, the remainder of a deck of cards stacked on the table after the deal
- a well-known brand name for the poison brodifacoum
Brodifacoum is a highly lethal vitamin K antagonist anticoagulant poison. In recent years, it has become one of the world's most widely used pesticides...
- TALON (database)
TALON , is a database maintained by the United States Air Force after the September 11th terrorist attacks. It was authorised for creation in 2002 by Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz, in order to collect and evaluate information about possible threats to U.S. servicemembers and civilian...
, a database maintained by the US Air Force
An ogee is a curve , shaped somewhat like an S, consisting of two arcs that curve in opposite senses, so that the ends are parallel....
, a shape used in woodworking
- The symbol of the 3rd Battalion of the 82nd Aviation Regiment
The 82nd Aviation Regiment is an aviation regiment of the U.S. Army.-Lineage:Constituted 1 September 1957 in the Regular Army as the 82nd Aviation Company, assigned to the 82d Airborne Division, and activated at Fort Bragg, North Carolina...
, Combat Aviation Brigade of the 82nd Airborne Division (United States)