from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A canine tooth; an eyetooth.
- n. Architecture A medieval ornament consisting of four leaflike projections radiating from a raised center.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A canine tooth
- n. An ornament common in Gothic architecture, consisting of pointed projections resembling teeth .
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See Canine tooth, under canine.
- n. An ornament common in Gothic architecture, consisting of pointed projections resembling teeth; -- also called tooth ornament.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In architecture, an epithet applied to an ornamented molding cut in projecting teeth, of frequent occurrence in early medieval architecture.
- n. Dog-tooth molding.
- To ornament (an arch or other part of a building) by applying dog-tooth molding. See dog-tooth, a. and n.
- n. The canine tooth of man; a canine. Also called eye-tooth.
- n. A popular English name of the shells of Dentalium.
- n. A steel punch used in working marble.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a carved pyramidal ornament; used in 13th century England
- n. perennial woodland spring-flowering plant; widely cultivated
- n. one of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolars
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The carving upon the arch-mouldings is, to a great extent, geometric, consisting of numerous facets cut in the stone, lozenges, etc.; the so-called dogtooth moulding is a very favorite form of decoration.
Another form of calcite which is to be sparingly found is what is called dogtooth spar, having the form shown in Fig. 4.
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A small school of dogtooth tuna swam 10 meters below him, oblivious to the danger.
I have no idea how i feel about that dogtooth trailer.
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The dogtooth Santa Cruz Mountains were all shadow and silhouette.
The lobby was filled with blocky outsize chairs covered in black and white dogtooth check or lime-green or brown and white pinstripes, arranged around smoked-glass tables.
Might be in the dogtooth lodgepole pine we would like so much to poke some holes in.
The forest inshore was filled with dogwood, dog fennel, dogtooth violents, dog mercury, and dog rose, all of which sniffed the air and growled suspiciously.
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