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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fang  \Fang\  (f[a^]ng),  v.  t.  [OE.  fangen,  fongen,  fon  (g  orig. 
  only  in  p.  p.  and  imp.  tense),  AS  f[=o]n;  akin  to  D.  vangen 
  OHG.  f[=a]han,  G.  fahen,  fangen,  Icel.  f[=a],  Sw  f[*a], 
  f[*a]nga,  Dan.  fange,  faae,  Goth.  fahan,  and  prob.  to  E. 
  fair,  peace,  pact.  Cf  {Fair},  a.] 
  1.  To  catch;  to  seize,  as  with  the  teeth;  to  lay  hold  of  to 
  gripe;  to  clutch.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  He's  in  the  law's  clutches;  you  see  he's  fanged. 
  --J.  Webster. 
 
  2.  To  enable  to  catch  or  tear;  to  furnish  with  fangs. 
  ``Chariots  fanged  with  scythes.''  --Philips. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fang  \Fang\,  n.  [From  {Fang},  v.  t.;  cf  AS  fang  a  taking, 
  booty,  G.  fang.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  tusk  of  an  animal,  by  which  the  prey  is 
  seized  and  held  or  torn;  a  long  pointed  tooth;  esp.,  one 
  of  the  usually  erectile,  venomous  teeth  of  serpents.  Also 
  one  of  the  falcers  of  a  spider. 
 
  Since  I  am  a  dog,  beware  my  fangs.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Any  shoot  or  other  thing  by  which  hold  is  taken 
 
  The  protuberant  fangs  of  the  yucca.  --Evelyn. 
 
  3.  (Anat.)  The  root,  or  one  of  the  branches  of  the  root,  of  a 
  tooth.  See  {Tooth}. 
 
  4.  (Mining)  A  niche  in  the  side  of  an  adit  or  shaft,  for  an 
  air  course.  --Knight. 
 
  5.  (Mech.)  A  projecting  tooth  or  prong,  as  in  a  part  of  a 
  lock,  or  the  plate  of  a  belt  clamp,  or  the  end  of  a  tool, 
  as  a  chisel,  where  it  enters  the  handle. 
 
  6.  (Naut.) 
  a  The  valve  of  a  pump  box. 
  b  A  bend  or  loop  of  a  rope. 
 
  {In  a  fang},  fast  entangled. 
 
  {To  lose  the  fang},  said  of  a  pump  when  the  water  has  gone 
  out  hence: 
 
  {To  fang  a  pump},  to  supply  it  with  the  water  necessary  to 
  make  it  operate.  [Scot.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Fang 
  n  1:  a  Bantu  language  spoken  in  Cameroon  [syn:  {Fang}] 
  2:  canine  tooth  of  a  carnivorous  animal;  used  to  seize  and  tear 
  its  prey 
  3:  hollow  or  grooved  tooth  a  venomous  snake;  used  to  inject  its 
  poison 




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