seize with teeth


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v seize with teeth to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws "Gunny invariably tried to bite her"
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In literature:

The bear seized him with her teeth and tossed him with an incredibly slight effort.
"The World of Ice" by R.M. Ballantyne
The mare seized the door with her teeth, and suddenly wrenched it from its place.
"Debts of Honor" by Maurus Jókai
Then, with his strong teeth Sigmund seized the tongue of the wolf.
"The Children of Odin" by Padraic Colum
Don Rafael now dismounted, and with his dagger held between his teeth, seized in both his hands the wrists of the bandit.
"The Tiger Hunter" by Mayne Reid
It represents the head of a wounded lion, who, in his agony, rushes upon a chariot and seizes the wheel with his teeth.
"A History of Art for Beginners and Students" by Clara Erskine Clement
Working again into a sitting position, he bent low and sought to reach inside his coat and seize the hilt of the knife with his teeth.
"The Young Railroaders" by Francis Lovell Coombs
They seized on the tent, the Zappo Zap laughing and with teeth glinting in the sun.
"The Pools of Silence" by H. de Vere Stacpoole
Then how can the tiger cubs manage to seize the prey at all with their teeth?
"The Wonders of the Jungle, Book Two" by Prince Sarath Ghosh
He was seized with epileptic fits, with pain commencing in these teeth.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
He was about to seize it between his teeth when it closed with a loud noise.
"The Olive Fairy Book" by Various

In poetry:

With grinning teeth, and up-turned hair—
Brim full of spunk and wrath,
He growls, and seizes on dead bear,
And shakes for life and death.
"The Bear Hunt" by Abraham Lincoln
All grate their teeth with shocking grin,
With hideous yells and horrid din,
That terror and amazement seize,
Who hears their moans, and manners sees.
"The Complaint And The Advice Of Dives, To His Five Brethren, (Part 2­), Or A Description Of Hell, An" by Rees Prichard