"Behind The Claw"

A slang term used by inhabitants of the Spinward Marches, Deneb, and Trojan Reach sectors to refer to these areas.

The term derives from a supposed resemblance between a claw and the Great Rift, as seen on maps of the Imperium. This region's inhabitants feel a certain pride in this designation, and use it to imply that they share a camaraderie and common interest. The term was once used as the title of a popular news magazine with a circulation area encompassing the three sectors named above.

The term is rarely used by inhabitants of other areas of the Imperium.

(MT-ENCYC, 1120)

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