[Ads-l] "clawbacked"

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Tue Jun 20 14:05:55 UTC 2023

On 6/20/23 00:00, ADS-L automatic digest system wrote:
> Date:    Mon, 19 Jun 2023 21:03:20 +0000
> From:    "Baker, John"<JBAKER at STRADLEY.COM>
> Subject: Re: "clawbacked"
> The standard past tense of the corresponding verb is "clawed back," for which I have no trouble finding thousands of examples.  I did find a tiny number of uses of "clawbacked," but it is quite rare.  For example, Westlaw has four uses in published court opinions, three of which are from the same court.
> John Baker
That's really interesting: Which court? Same judge/magistrate/clerk?

---Amy West

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