dogtooth

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dogtooth a carved pyramidal ornament; used in 13th century England
    • n dogtooth one of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolars
    • n dogtooth perennial woodland spring-flowering plant; widely cultivated
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dogtooth (Arch) An ornament common in Gothic architecture, consisting of pointed projections resembling teeth; -- also called tooth ornament.
    • Dogtooth See Canine tooth, under Canine.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dogtooth The canine tooth of man; a canine. Also called eye-tooth.
    • n dogtooth A popular English name of the shells of Dentalium.
    • n dogtooth A steel punch used in working marble.
    • dogtooth In architecture, an epithet applied to an ornamented molding cut in projecting teeth, of frequent occurrence in early medieval architecture.
    • n dogtooth Dog-tooth molding.
    • dogtooth To ornament (an arch or other part of a building) by applying dog-tooth molding. See dog-tooth, a. and n.
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Usage

In literature:

Another form of calcite which is to be sparingly found is what is called dogtooth spar, having the form shown in Fig.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 344, August 5, 1882" by Various
The dogtooth is put on the outer lower truncation, and is actually in position as fig.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume I (of 3)" by John Ruskin
Dogtooth moulding defined, i.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume III (of 3)" by John Ruskin
Hollows of irregular curve sometimes filled with dogtooth ornament or with foliage.
"Architecture" by Thomas Roger Smith
What a charm there is about the common Dogtooth Violet; it is pretty everywhere, in borders, in the rock-garden, in all sorts of corners.
"Wood and Garden" by Gertrude Jekyll
Contemplative between their dark exotic leaves, dogtooth violets fill the light-flecked hollows.
"Minstrel Weather" by Marian Storm
Dogtooth Violet, 434, 437.
"Old-Time Gardens" by Alice Morse Earle
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In news:

DOGTOOTH In Greek, with English subtitles.
THRIVE's Dogtooth Lily Ball Saturday April 14th, 2012.
It's a swanky affair for one of the hardest working non-profits in Bozeman – THRIVE's annual Dogtooth Lily Ball will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn with music from Jeni Fleming and LOTS of class.
Take an adventurous pre-Oscar journey with 'Dogtooth,' 'Exit.
A 2009 Cannes winner, Dogtooth is hyperrealist SciFi detailing an (anti)social experiment gone awry.
Dogtooth is 'dogging' for your vote.
My name is Dogtooth and I'm running at an art house theater near you.
In "Dogtooth," a remarkable, absurdist dark comedy from Greece, the meaning of every plot turn and character is up for grabs.
Dogtooth is ' dogging ' for your vote.
Take an adventurous pre-Oscar journey with ' Dogtooth ,' 'Exit.
Dogtooth is 'dogging' for your vote.
DOGTOOTH In Greek, with English subtitles.
In " Dogtooth ," a remarkable, absurdist dark comedy from Greece, the meaning of every plot turn and character is up for grabs.
The film from the director of 'Dogtooth' explores the intriguing concept of replacements for the deceased.
' Alps ': 'Dogtooth' follow-up falls short.
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