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Term: Claw

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Claw: An amulet made from an animal’s claw provides the wearer with protection according to the strength of the animal. A tiger’s claw amulet will be more powerful than one made from a badger’s claw, for instance. A bear-claw amulet is believed to help women during childbirth.
source: The Encyclopedia of Superstitions, by Richard Webster


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