• Dog's-tooth Ornaments
    Dog's-tooth Ornaments
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj toothed having an irregularly notched or toothed margin as though gnawed
    • adj toothed notched like a saw with teeth pointing toward the apex
    • adj toothed having teeth especially of a certain number or type; often used in combination "saw-toothed"
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Section of a Tooth Section of a Tooth

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: 1 in 2000 babies are born with a tooth that is already visible
    • Toothed (Bot. & Zoöl) Having marginal projecting points; dentate.
    • Toothed Having teeth; furnished with teeth. "Ruby-lipped and toothed with pearl."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Colgate claims "Tooth Fairy" as a registered trademark.
    • toothed Having teeth; furnished with teeth.
    • toothed Jagged; notched; dentate; serrate.
    • toothed Specifically— Thorny.
    • toothed In botany, having a series of regular or irregular projecting points about the margin; dentate: as, a toothed leaf, calyx, etc.; having tooth-like projections, as the roots of Dentaria.
    • toothed In ornithology, having a tooth-like projection of the cutting edge of the bill, as a falcon's beak; dentirostral. See cuts under dentirostral and Thamnophilinæ.
    • toothed In conchology, having a tooth-like projection, or such projections, about the margin of a bivalve, or the aperture of a univalve, as a unio or a helix. See tooth, n., 3 , and cuts under bivalve, Monoceros, and Monodonta.
    • toothed In anatomy, odontoid or dentate: noting the axis, or second cervical vertebra. See axis, 3 .
    • toothed In entomology, having one or more sharp tooth-like processes: as, a toothed margin or mandible.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: One in every 2000 babies is born with a tooth.
    • adjs Toothed having teeth:
    • adjs Toothed (bot.) having tooth-like projections on the edge, as a leaf
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  • William Shakespeare
    “How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child.”
  • Gene Fowler
    Gene Fowler
    “Perhaps no mightier conflict of mind occurs ever again in a lifetime than that first decision to unseat one's own tooth.”
  • Janeane Garofalo
    Janeane Garofalo
    “I guess I just prefer to see the dark side of things. The glass is always half-empty. And cracked. And I just cut my lip on it. And chipped a tooth.”
  • Thomas H. Huxley
    “Time, whose tooth gnaws away at everything else, is powerless against truth.”
  • R. Venning
    R. Venning
    “Worldly riches are like nuts; many a tooth is broke in cracking them, but never is the stomach filled with eating them.”


Fight tooth and nail - If someone will fight tooth and nail for something, they will not stop at anything to get what they want. ('Fight tooth and claw' is an alternative.)
Long in the tooth - If someone is long in the tooth, they are a bit too old to do something.
Sweet tooth - If you have a sweet tooth, you like eating food with sugar in it.


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.


In literature:

The tooth sat up then and bit George.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 158, February 4, 1920" by Various
Products edible neither to the wild beast nor the tooth of time are the Kabyle vases in clay.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, October, 1877, Vol. XX. No. 118" by Various
The tooth did not, according to Sinhalese tradition, form part of the relics distributed after the cremation of the Buddha.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
Terrible was the birth of the sharp-toothed pike.
"Old Peter's Russian Tales" by Arthur Ransome
One escapement maker will divide the impulse equally between the tooth and pallet; another will give an excess to the tooth.
"Watch and Clock Escapements" by Anonymous
If a man has made the tooth of a man that is his equal to fall out, one shall make his tooth fall out.
"The Oldest Code of Laws in the World The code of laws promulgated by Hammurabi, King of Babylon B.C. 2285-2242" by Hammurabi, King of Babylon
Gentlemen intending to appear there, are requested to come with tooth-picks and full-dress walking-canes.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete" by Various
He was, moreover, under the impression that he suffered from a gigantic, monstrous tooth.
"Great Violinists And Pianists" by George T. Ferris
Indeed, her tooth did begin to ache, and her head too; but she waited, and sped home like a rabbit when she was let out at last.
"Comfort Pease and her Gold Ring" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
They said that it contained a tooth of St. Patrick.
"Samantha at the World's Fair" by Marietta Holley
The two antapical plates frequently have a tooth-like process.
"Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole" by Gary N. Calkins
She'll come out like a loose tooth at the tip of the flood.
"Captain Scraggs" by Peter B. Kyne
Some monuments to women physicians from these old times have escaped the tooth of time.
"Old-Time Makers of Medicine" by James J. Walsh
The whole tooth is bent, showing the correct way of setting.
"Carpentry for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
The bottom edge should be finished off with rounded scallops or toothed vandykes worked in button-hole stitch.
"Encyclopedia of Needlework" by Thérèse de Dillmont
A hollow tooth, which would be overlooked even if the enemy shot and examined the animal.
"Ruth Fielding at the War Front" by Alice B. Emerson
It made little difference to Glen which tooth he denoted for the sacrifice.
"The Boy Scout Treasure Hunters" by Charles Henry Lerrigo
When you gits a tooth pulled now it costs two dollars, don't it?
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
Curve for tooth face, how to find, 198. representation of the radius for, 87.
"Mechanical Drawing Self-Taught" by Joshua Rose
Marie had the tooth-ache, and that's enough to make anyone ugly.
"The Lilac Lady" by Ruth Alberta Brown

In poetry:

The lance and the lyre,
The water, the fire,
The tooth of oppression,
The lip of desire!
"The Ancient Elf" by James Stephens
When the lawyers are through
What is there left, Bob?
Can a mouse nibble at it
And find enough to fasten a tooth in?
"The Lawyers Know Too Much" by Carl Sandburg
IN Siberia's wastes
The ice-wind's breath
Woundeth like the toothed steel;
Lost Siberia doth reveal
Only blight and death.
"Siberia" by James Clarence Mangan
When in this world's unpleasing youth
Our godlike race began,
The longest arm, the sharpest tooth,
Gave man control of man;
"The Benefactors" by Rudyard Kipling
Oft I've beheld thee, in the glow of youth,
Hid 'neath the blushing roses which there bloom'd;
And dropp'd a tear, for then thy cankering tooth
I knew would never stay, till all consumed,
In the cold vault of death he were entomb'd.
"Fragment I" by Henry Kirke White
It was a snodger day! . . . The apple trees
Was white with bloom. All things seemed good to me
(Except that tooth). Then by the fence I sees
Poor Wally Free,
Pretendin' to be happy with 'is plough.
Poor lonely coot! I pity 'im, some'ow.
"Termarter Sorce" by C J Dennis

In news:

McDonald's burger not proven to have broken man's tooth.
Sweet tooths will find novelty and classic candies, bulk candy in all colors and sizes, and neat candy gifts, like boxes filled with retro treats.
In June 2007, the remains of the enigmatic Queen Hatshepsut were finally identified, thanks to a tooth and a CT scan.
Those with the biggest sweet tooth are 18- to 24-year-olds living in households with five or more people with or without children, according to Simmons Market Research Bureau.
Turns out elephants have quite the sweet tooth.
No Eating Jelly Beans, 'You'll Break a Tooth'.
The Grilled Cheese for Sweet Tooths.
I'm on track weight-wise (now, if my arms could just look like Michelle Obama's…), but lately my sweet tooth has been getting the better of me.
Hardcandy .com Got a sweet tooth.
But most of the bacteria doesn't cause tooth decay.
I haven't lost my sweet tooth, but as I grow older, I have more trouble remembering where I left it.
Grizzly, using a Highland Working 4 tpi skip-tooth 3/16 in.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this healthy recipe that's about 150 calories.
When procedure became complex, proper steps taken to treat tooth.
So the other day, a tooth started hurting.

In science:

The spectral dimension when ǫ2 ≥ 0 and ǫ1 ≤ 0 Here and in some of the sections to follow we will need to sum over the location of the first long tooth to determine the spectral dimension.
Biased random walks on combs
Most generally we call a tooth long when it has length ≥ ℓ and short when it has length < ℓ.
Biased random walks on combs
To get the upper bound we average over the first tooth and then by monotonicity we obtain P (x) ≤ pPℓ♯ (x) + (1 − p)P♯(x), with ℓ = ∞ and using (6) and (32) gives the bound required.
Biased random walks on combs
In this subsection we are concerned with random combs that have a distribution of tooth lengths.
Biased random walks on combs
K ♯) the comb with a single long tooth at vertex K .
Biased random walks on combs
The fact that d1 = 0 whenever ǫ2 > 0 shows that the walker never gets far down the spine; if she disappears then it is up a tooth that she is lost.
Biased random walks on combs
The results for ǫ2 < 0 are intuitively obvious and, as we have proved, apply for any model with identically and independently distributed tooth lengths.
Biased random walks on combs
The walker never gets far into the tooth and therefore combs have long time behaviour characteristic of the spine alone.
Biased random walks on combs
C is the location of the first infinite tooth of C .
Biased random walks on combs
We will find it convenient to say that a vertex on the spine with no tooth has a tooth of length 0.
Continuum Random Combs and Scale Dependent Spectral Dimension
So far we have considered combs in which the distribution of tooth lengths has been governed by power laws or double power laws.
Continuum Random Combs and Scale Dependent Spectral Dimension
In this section we extend the results of the previous sections to the case were the form of the tooth length distribution is left arbitrary.
Continuum Random Combs and Scale Dependent Spectral Dimension
Each corr ugation tooth and groove is 0.3 mm and 0.7 mm wide, respectively.
W-band prototype of platelet feed-horn array for CMB polarisation measurements
It showed the behavior of an saw tooth instability as depicted in fig. 4.
Status of the Super-B factory Design
The instability manifests itself in an saw tooth behavior.
Status of the Super-B factory Design