держать лапой

English translation: with her free claw

07:42 Apr 9, 2005
Russian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / children's literature
Russian term or phrase: держать лапой
На суку сидела ворона Приза и свободной лапой крепко держала Травку. Внизу под деревом чернела пропасть.

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Прошу подсказки. Главное затруднение у меня в том, как назвать лапы вороны по-английски, да еще и так, чтобы ими можно было что-нибудь держать (иди кого-нибудь, как в данном случае). Понятно, что не legs. Но и paws как-то вроде бы с вороной не увязываются...
Andrew Vdovin
Local time: 16:16
English translation:with her free claw
Held *** firmly with her free claw...
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Kevin Kelly
Local time: 05:16
Grading comment
Thank you very much Kevin!
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4 +8with her free claw
Kevin Kelly

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44 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +8
держать лапой
with her free claw

Held *** firmly with her free claw...

Kevin Kelly
Local time: 05:16
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 80
Grading comment
Thank you very much Kevin!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Andrej
38 mins
  -> Thank you, Andrej.

agree  Anneta Vysotskaya
55 mins
  -> Thank you, Anneta.

agree  David Knowles: How about "talon"? Seems more raven-like!
1 hr
  -> Yeah, I like talon, too. Thank you, David.

agree  Aleksandr Okunev (X)
1 hr
  -> Thank you, Aleksandr.

agree  Andrey Belousov (X)
4 hrs
  -> Thank you, Andrey.

agree  tatyana000
5 hrs
  -> Thank you, Tanya.

agree  Robert Donahue (X)
6 hrs
  -> Thanks, Rob.

agree  Alexander Taguiltsev
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