GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. a tooth situated between the incisor and bicuspid teeth, so called because well developed in dogs; usually, the third tooth from the front on each side of each jaw; an eyetooth, or the corresponding tooth in the lower jaw.
- n. one of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolars
- So called because canine teeth are prominent in dogs and cats. (Wiktionary)
“Sneering, Defiance: Uncovering the canine tooth on one side.”
“The expression of a half-playful sneer graduates into one of great ferocity when, together with a heavily frowning brow and fierce eye, the canine tooth is exposed.”
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