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Mormon claw

Mormon claw
 n.— «They still use what’s called the “Mormon Claw.”…One of the characters wears it—pouf bangs that sweep down the face.» —“‘Big Love’: Polygamy ready for prime time” by Lynn Smith Los Angeles Times Mar. 6, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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