Elephant's tusk

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Elephant's tusk (Zoöl) the tooth shell. See Dentalium.
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Usage

In literature:

You won't come for nothing, for the stockade of Wambe's private kraal is made of elephants' tusks.
"Maiwa's Revenge" by H. Rider Haggard
Joe, with the hatchet which he had fortunately recovered, broke the elephant's tusks.
"Five Weeks in a Balloon" by Jules Verne
Here Congo girls were dressed in cottons and flannels worth, where he came from, an elephant's tusk apiece.
"The Grandissimes" by George Washington Cable
Owen, Professor, on the structure of the elephant's tusk, 228. on the Protopterus of the Gambia, 352.
"Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon" by J. Emerson Tennent
The elephant's tusk is covered with blood.
"The Elephant God" by Gordon Casserly
We may allude here to a very singular physical property which is possessed by the elephant's tusk.
"Chambers' Edinburgh Journal, No. 421, New Series, Jan. 24, 1852" by Various
The little white dot is the maker's trademark; it's made of elephant tusk.
"Police Operation" by H. Beam Piper
The horn is made out of an elephant's tusk.
"The Cathedral Church of York" by A. Clutton-Brock
Had he fallen back upon the elephant's tusks?
"The Bush Boys" by Captain Mayne Reid
We were but a short distance from the spot where we had left the elephant's tusks, one of the objects of our expedition.
"Adventures in Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
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In news:

Confiscated elephant tusks seized in Manila are shown by the Philippine's Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau.
Dr Barron Hall (center), a board certified dentist and oral surgeon from the Animal Dental Clinic in Virginia, begins to pack the open root of the elephant s tusk with dental cement.
Dr Barron Hall (left), a board certified dentist and oral surgeon from the Animal Dental Clinic in Virginia, begins removal of infected pulp from the elephant s tusk.
David Murdock has sold his majority stake in a Hawaiian island, but he's keeping his seven-bedroom Lanai home, a woodworking shop containing koa furniture, two carved elephant tusks in a resort lobby and 1,000 rare orchid plants.
They're immediately distinguishable from the shorter tusks of a modern-day elephant or from the long, sabre-like tusks of the mammoth's slope-headed contemporary relation, the mastodon.
Genetic evidence could prove key in halting the illegal slaughter of Africa's elephants for their ivory tusks.
With an elephant head (one tusk is broken) and a potbelly, he's known as the Lord of Beginnings, the Remover of Obstacles, and a patron of arts and sciences.
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