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claw (3 the fuller phrase was ‘to claw a person's ears, senses, humour,’ &c.)
1. to seize, grip Ham. V. i. 78 “age . . . Hath claw'd me in his clutch.”
2. to scratch gently or soothingly 2H4 II. iv. 282 “his poll clawed like a parrot.”
3. to flatter, cajole Ado I. iii. 19 “and claw no man in his humour” ; cf. LLL. IV. ii. 66.
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