• An adult elephant with long tusks
    An adult elephant with long tusks
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj tusked having tusks
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Elephant tusks grow throughout an elephant's life and can weigh more than 200 pounds. Among Asian elephants, only the males have tusks. Both sexes of African elephants have tusks.
    • a Tusked tŭsk Furnished with tusks. "The tusked boar out of the wood."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: George Washington's teeth were actually: carved from animal tusks, some of them were also somebody else's teeth, and some of them were from animals like deer and cales.
    • tusked Having tusks; tusky: used in heraldry only when the tusks are of a different tincture from the rest of the bearing. Also tushed.
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In literature:

It had been made long ago when a boar's tusk had ripped up the flesh of his foot.
"The Adventures of Odysseus and The Tales of Troy" by Padriac Colum
An elephant of three tusks.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume II (of 2), 1869-1873" by David Livingstone
The African savage will trade off an ivory tusk for a piece of soap reeking with synthetic musk.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
Here and there a white peacock would be snared, or a boar whose tusks promised a battle royal with some leopard or tiger.
"The Adventures of Kathlyn" by Harold MacGrath
From his lower jaw a yellow tusk arose at either corner of his mouth and projected beyond his upper lip.
"Everychild" by Louis Dodge
Some designs have been discovered engraved on the bone of a reindeer or on the tusk of a mammoth.
"History Of Ancient Civilization" by Charles Seignobos
However, he was bent on defence rather than offence, and we escaped his tusks.
"Five Years in New Zealand" by Robert B. Booth
All that remained of Medusa was a horrid thing, a mere grinning mask with protruding beast-like tusks and tongue hanging out.
"Among Famous Books" by John Kelman
Be careful not to mistake the white patches of snow on a sow's jowl for tusks.
"The Danger Mark" by Robert W. Chambers
They were called Oliphants, because the tusks of elephants were chiefly used in their manufacture.
"Arts and Crafts in the Middle Ages" by Julia De Wolf Addison

In poetry:

Down tusks of ice one drop will go,
Nor fall: at sunny noon
'Twill hang a diamond—fade, and grow
An opal for the moon.
"Songs of the Winter Days" by George MacDonald
Out of the west, where dusk,
From her rich windowsill,
Leaned with a wand of tusk,
Witch-like, and wood and hill
Phantomed with mist and musk.
"Clouds Of The Autumn Night" by Madison Julius Cawein
Inward the ice—floes where the walrus whet
Their pendent tusks, I sweep and swirl my way,
Or dally where 'neath dome and minaret
The dolphins play.
""What ails you, Ocean, that nor near nor far"" by Alfred Austin
But waked, and found myself in the vivid dusk
Plunging the deep and icy floor, gone gray
With bellowing shapes of morning, and the gay
Sunshaft through me like an ivory tusk.
"Hero" by Paul Engle
To whatever variation
Our posterity may turn
Hairy, squashy, or crustacean,
Bulbous-eyed or square of stern,
Tusked or toothless, mild or ruthless,
Towards that unknown god we yearn.
"Evolutionary Hymn" by C S Lewis
Deep-hearted roses of the purple dusk
And lilies of the morn;
And cactus, holding up a slender tusk
Of fragrance on a thorn;
All heavy flowers, sultry with their musk,
Her presence puts to scorn.
"Snow And Fire" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Tusk, tusk—will Texas Republicans ever get along.
A man holds up an ivory tusk in Gabon , in this undated handout photo.
So chef Michael Tusk of San Francisco's Quince and Cotogna discovered a few Thanksgivings ago, when he.
Ebony Tusks is a new side project from Marty Hillard of Cowboy Indian Bear and Oh.
Remember the mammoth tusk that was found on Kellogg during some road construction.
Mammoth dig finds tusk .
Black Tusk on being Savannah's latest metal exports and expanding its audience.
In Daniel Massey's story this weekend, he has info about meetings Christine Quinn attended with education advocates, that were organized by Bradley Tusk .
Cowboy Indian Bear's Marty Hillard releases Ebony Tusk 's first album in March.
Ebony Tusks is a hip-hop project from Cowboy Indian Bear' s Marty Hillard.
Why Dubai draws Iran, intrigue, and tusk smugglers.
"It would be a big mistake for him to run," said Bielecki shortly before Tusk 's announcement.
Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk speaks at the Warsaw Stock Exchange, Jan 28, 2010.
Accordingly, Black Tusk 's particular take on metal is a little more grounded and accessible than most.
Now hunters are after him again -- for his massive tusks.

In science:

This tusk has been carried out for both NJL and PNJL models.
Investigation of Phase Diagram and Bulk Thermodynamic Properties using PNJL Model with Eight-Quark Interactions