Tooth-ornament

Definitions

  • Dog's-tooth Ornaments
    Dog's-tooth Ornaments
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Tooth-ornament a Romanesque and Early Pointed moulding, consisting of a square four-leaved flower pointed in the centre
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. tóth (pl. téth, also tóthas); cog. with Goth. tunthus, L. dens, dent-is, Gr. o-dous, o-dont-os, Sans. danta.

Usage

In literature:

The mouldings of the arches are broad and deep, the dog-tooth ornament being profusely used.
"The Cathedral Church of York" by A. Clutton-Brock
The mouldings were of great delicacy, and were enriched with dog-tooth ornament.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Saint Albans" by Thomas Perkins
These piers support the Early English arches, with dog-tooth ornament large in the interior, small in the exterior.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Carlisle" by C. King Eley
The arches themselves are deeply moulded and ornamented with dog-tooth ornament and foliage.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Durham" by J. E. Bygate
We entered a hall by an external staircase, leading to an Early English doorway, which has the tooth ornament on the jambs.
"A Yacht Voyage Round England" by W.H.G. Kingston
On the top of the head there is an ornamental battlement, composed of dog-tooth pieces of cork.
"Little Folks (Septemeber 1884)" by Various
All their sideboards and tables have huge bouquets of these wonderfully wrought and gayly ornamental tooth picks.
"An Ohio Woman in the Philippines" by Emily Bronson Conger
The mouldings are boldly cut and often enriched with dog tooth ornament.
"Our Homeland Churches and How to Study Them" by Sidney Heath
The principals of the chancel roof are ornamented with deeply cut dog-tooth pattern.
"A History of Horncastle from the earliest period to the present time" by James Conway Walter
The semicircular rounding of the end of the tooth is merely ornamental.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
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