• Rip Saw Teeth
    Rip Saw Teeth
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n teething the eruption through the gums of baby teeth
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"Grandmamma! what great teeth you have!" "Grandmamma! what great teeth you have!"
Teeth of the duck-billed dinosaur Trachodon Teeth of the duck-billed dinosaur Trachodon

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The word "diastema" is the word for having a gap between your teeth
    • n Teething The process of the first growth of teeth, or the phenomena attending their issue through the gums; dentition.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Great White sharks have about 3,000 teeth
    • n teething Dentition; the growth or formation of teeth; the act or process of acquiring teeth, as when they cut the gums.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Odontophobia is the fear of teeth
    • n Teething tēth′ing the first growth of teeth, or the process by which they make their way through the gums
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  • Samuel Beckett
    “We lose our hair, our teeth! Our bloom, our ideals.”
  • Joseph Roux
    Joseph Roux
    “There are people who laugh to show their fine teeth; and there are those who cry to show their good hearts.”
  • Walt Disney
    “You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.”
  • Thomas Moffett
    Thomas Moffett
    “We are digging our graves with our teeth.”
  • Alan W. Watts
    Alan W. Watts
    “Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.”
  • Soupy Sales
    Soupy Sales
    “Be true to your teeth and they won't be false to you.”


Armed to the teeth - If people are armed to the teeth, they have lots of weapons.
As rare as hen's teeth - (USA) Something that is rare as hen's teeth is very rare or non-existent.
Better than a kick in the teeth - If something is better than a kick in the teeth, it isn't very good, but it is better than nothing.
Bit between your teeth - If you take or have the bit between your teeth, you take or have control of a situation. (Bit = piece of metal in a horse's mouth)
By the skin of your teeth - If you do something by the skin of your teeth, you only just manage to do it and come very near indeed to failing.
Cut your teeth on - The place where you gain your early experience is where you cut your teeth.
Fed up to the back teeth - When you are extremely irritated and fed up with something or someone, you are fed up to the back teeth.
Get your teeth into - If you get your teeth into something, you become involved in or do something that is intellectually challenging or satisfying. ('Dig you teeth into' and 'sink your teeth into' are also used.)
Give your eye teeth - If you really want something and would be prepared to sacrifice a lot to get it, you would give your eye teeth for it.
Kick in the teeth - Bad news or a sudden disappointment are a kick in the teeth.
Teething problems - (UK) The problems that a project has when it is starting are the teething problems.


In literature:

Now you can guess what your teeth are for.
"The Child's Day" by Woods Hutchinson
The teeth were hard, solid, and much worn.
"Archeological Investigations" by Gerard Fowke
If the food elements that build teeth and bone are lacking, you cannot expect the teeth to last long.
"Vitality Supreme" by Bernarr Macfadden
They are never shed, as are all the rest of the teeth, commonly called milk teeth.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale
What he has to say about affections of the teeth is so interesting that it deserves a paragraph or two by itself.
"Old-Time Makers of Medicine" by James J. Walsh
Wolf Teeth are comparatively small in size and have only one root and are found just in front of the upper molar teeth.
"The Veterinarian" by Chas. J. Korinek
His teeth were strong and white and even.
"Gigolo" by Edna Ferber
Fortunately he only set his teeth in a felt rug.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
Effect of Hot Drinks on Teeth.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
Again he bore him to the sand-bank, and again the fish made good use of his teeth.
"Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals" by R. Lee

In poetry:

Ma lady's lips dey smile so temptin',
Ma lady's teeth so white dey shine,
Oh, ma lady's lips so tantalizin',
Ma lady's lips so close to mine.
"Ma Lady's Lips Am Like De Honey" by James Weldon Johnson
Twa rawis of quhyt teeth then did say,
(Cauld the boysteous windis sal blaw,)
Oh, lang and weary is our way,
(And donkir yet the dew maun fa'.)
"Elfinland Wood" by Henry Morley
O think, how sin, on that dread day,
Will on thy wounded conscience prey,
When all thy foul transgressions past
Shall in thy teeth be fully cast!
"Advice, Concerning The Government Of Our Thoughts" by Rees Prichard
Then the fiddler ask'd, as he lifted the bow,
"Are ye gaun to dance yoursel'?"
The stranger said something atween his teeth
That Gibby couldna tell.
"The Fiddler O' Boglebriggs" by Alexander Anderson
You used to say to me "I love you!",
But that was through your teeth, at night,
The bitter truth of "I endure you".
You almost uttered in the light.
""You used to say to me "I love you!"..."" by Konstantin Simonov
There's taypots there,
And cannons rare;
There's coffins fill'd with roses;
There's canvas tints,
Teeth insthrumints,
And shuits of clothes by MOSES.
"The Crystal Palace" by William Makepeace Thackeray

In news:

OU's University Theatre sinks its teeth into 'Dracula.
One had slashed her face, another had knocked out her front teeth.
This guy, however, can use his teeth to rip the lid off a can of beer for maximum chugging.
Equine "Wolf Teeth" – What are they and how should they be cared for.
An autopsy report done on 9- day-old Addyson Camerino, who was killed in Bladen County by family dogs, shows the baby had multiple teeth injuries on her body and that the dogs may have broken her neck during the mauling.
His attacker had "tiny little Chucky teeth," he says.
One of my colleagues used to head to the men's room and brush his teeth every time he felt a surge of writer's block.
Am syndicate kicking a sailor in the teeth empire.
Papa Roach, "Kick in the Teeth ".
Did you know people file down horses teeth.
Maybe the point is that the teeth have no point.
The Dentist's Chair: What causes teeth to become jagged .
Some of my front teeth are getting jagged edges.
Anti-Rape Condoms (PICTURE): Will Jagged Teeth Deter World Cup Sex Assaults.
(CBS) A South African doctor has created a female condom that puts teeth in the fight against rape.

In science:

A conventional generator with iron teeth has a magnetic field of ≈ understood from the fact that the conductor slot width ~ tooth width, since iron saturates at ≈ 2 T.
Superconducting Power Generation
The linear graphs attached to the spine are called the teeth of the comb, see Fig.
Random walks on combs
If we are given a probability measure µ on Z+ 0 ∪ {∞} we can define a probability measure π on C by letting the length of the teeth be identically and independently distributed by µ.
Random walks on combs
The spacings between the first k teeth of C are all smaller than or equal to L.
Random walks on combs
Replacing the teeth in C ′ by infinitely long ones, only changes PC ′ (x) by E (x).
Random walks on combs