Milk-tooth

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Milk-tooth one of the first fore-teeth of a foal: one of the first teeth of a child
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. meolc, milk; Ger. milch, milk.

Usage

In literature:

When the child is six years old the first permanent tooth appears just back of the last of the milk teeth.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
As a rule but one tooth of the milk set is functional, which is (according to many) the fourth premolar.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
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In news:

Made from sour milk, cheese curds are best enjoyed before the natural air bubbles that release an audible, rubbery squeak on the tooth collapse—usually within 24 hours of manufacture.
It may sound like a land of milk and honey - and of affordable dental care to repair any tooth decay caused by the honey.
Yerba mate tea sets are the classic gifts for grown-ups, while anyone with a sweet tooth will appreciate alfajores —pastries with dulce de leche, a caramel filling made with milk.
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