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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tooth  \Tooth\,  n.;  pl  {Teeth}.  [OE.  toth,tooth,  AS  t[=o][eth]; 
  akin  to  OFries  t[=o]th,  OS  &  D.  tand,  OHG.  zang,  zan,  G. 
  zahn,  Icel.  t["o]nn,  Sw  &  Dan.  tand,  Goth.  tumpus,  Lith. 
  dantis,  W.  dant,  L.  dens,  dentis,  Gr  'odoy`s,  'odo`ntos, 
  Skr.  danta;  probably  originally  the  p.  pr  of  the  verb  to 
  eat.  [root]239.  Cf  {Eat},  {Dandelion},  {Dent}  the  tooth  of  a 
  wheel,  {Dental},  {Dentist},  {Indent},  {Tine}  of  a  fork, 
  {Tusk}.  ] 
  1.  (Anat.)  One  of  the  hard,  bony  appendages  which  are  borne 
  on  the  jaws,  or  on  other  bones  in  the  walls  of  the  mouth 
  or  pharynx  of  most  vertebrates,  and  which  usually  aid  in 
  the  prehension  and  mastication  of  food. 
  Note:  The  hard  parts  of  teeth  are  principally  made  up  of 
  dentine,  or  ivory,  and  a  very  hard  substance  called 
  enamel.  These  are  variously  combined  in  different 
  animals.  Each  tooth  consist  of  three  parts  a  crown,  or 
  body,  projecting  above  the  gum,  one  or  more  fangs 
  imbedded  in  the  jaw,  and  the  neck,  or  intermediate 
  part  In  some  animals  one  or  more  of  the  teeth  are 
  modified  into  tusks  which  project  from  the  mouth,  as  in 
  both  sexes  of  the  elephant  and  of  the  walrus,  and  in 
  the  male  narwhal.  In  adult  man  there  are  thirty-two 
  teeth,  composed  largely  of  dentine,  but  the  crowns  are 
  covered  with  enamel,  and  the  fangs  with  a  layer  of  bone 
  called  cementum.  Of  the  eight  teeth  on  each  half  of 
  each  jaw,  the  two  in  front  are  incisors,  then  come  one 
  canine,  cuspid,  or  dog  tooth,  two  bicuspids,  or  false 
  molars,  and  three  molars,  or  grinding  teeth.  The  milk, 
  or  temporary,  teeth  are  only  twenty  in  number,  there 
  being  two  incisors,  one  canine,  and  two  molars  on  each 
  half  of  each  jaw.  The  last  molars,  or  wisdom  teeth, 
  usually  appear  long  after  the  others  and  occasionally 
  do  not  appear  above  the  jaw  at  all 
  How  sharper  than  a  serpent's  tooth  it  is  To  have 
  a  thankless  child  !  --Shak. 
  2.  Fig.:  Taste;  palate. 
  These  are  not  dishes  for  thy  dainty  tooth.  --Dryden. 
  3.  Any  projection  corresponding  to  the  tooth  of  an  animal,  in 
  shape,  position,  or  office;  as  the  teeth,  or  cogs,  of  a 
  cogwheel;  a  tooth,  prong,  or  tine,  of  a  fork;  a  tooth,  or 
  the  teeth,  of  a  rake,  a  saw,  a  file,  a  card. 
  a  A  projecting  member  resembling  a  tenon,  but  fitting 
  into  a  mortise  that  is  only  sunk,  not  pierced  through 
  b  One  of  several  steps,  or  offsets,  in  a  tusk.  See 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tooth  \Tooth\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Toothed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  1.  To  furnish  with  teeth. 
  The  twin  cards  toothed  with  glittering  wire. 
  2.  To  indent;  to  jag;  as  to  tooth  a  saw. 
  3.  To  lock  into  each  other  See  {Tooth},  n.,  4.  --Moxon. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  hard  bonelike  structures  in  the  jaws  of  vertebrates;  used 
  for  biting  and  chewing  or  for  attack  and  defense 
  2:  something  resembling  the  tooth  of  an  animal 
  3:  toothlike  structure  in  invertebrates  found  in  the  mouth  or 
  alimentary  canal  or  on  a  shell 
  4:  a  means  of  enforcement;  "the  treaty  had  no  teeth  in  it" 
  5:  one  of  a  number  of  uniform  projections  on  a  gear 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  one  of  the  particulars  regarding  which  retaliatory  punishment 
  was  to  be  inflicted  (Ex.  21:24;  Lev.  24:20;  Deut.  19:21). 
  "Gnashing  of  teeth"  =rage,  despair  (Matt.  8:12;  Acts  7:54); 
  "cleanness  of  teeth"  =famine  (Amos  4:6);  "children's  teeth  set 
  on  edge"  =children  suffering  for  the  sins  of  their  fathers 
  (Ezek.  18:2). 

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