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Lion’s Claws


Commonly used as ornaments to the legs of furniture, as tables, chairs, etc.; emblematical of strength and stability. The Greeks and Romans employed, for the same purpose, the hoofs of oxen.

“Les soutiens des tables et des trépieds [in Greece and Rome] se terminaient souvent en forme de piedes de bœuf, pour exprimer la force et la stabilité.”—Noel: Dictionnaire de la Fable, vol. i. p. 237, col. 2.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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