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  • Their lips were less flabby and pendent, and their eye-teeth did not look so much like fangs.

    CHAPTER XIII

  • He snarled something like a dog, and I remember that his eye-teeth were large, like fangs, and that they impressed me tremendously.

    CHAPTER III

  • To complete his description, his teeth were large and yellow, while the two eye-teeth, larger than their fellows, showed under his lean lips like fangs.

    The Mad God

  • Inspiring, compassionate and service-oriented — filled with lots of handy tips for what specialists might refer to as the obstetrically oblivious — "I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant" is the kind of daring, cutting-edge programming that the big-wigs at PBS would give their eye-teeth to get on the air.

    Armageddon Will Be Televised

  • She had an agent that I would give my eye-teeth for and she should have kept her unhappiness between her agent and herself, not share it with everyone at a bar.

    How to Complain About Your Publisher in Public

  • "How did she know ye were in this jail?" he asked them, and one of the Hillmen laughed like a jackal, showing yellow eye-teeth.

    In The Time Of Light

  • -- Therefore, having cut his eye-teeth B.C. several hundred, the Unspeakable Turk will take care not to misbehave UNTIL he's ready.

    In The Time Of Light

  • These are words that only a lobbyist would expect people to believe in and to help to arm Obama to his eye-teeth with GOP beloved talking points.

    Vote On FISA Delayed Until July

  • As an active campaigner myself, I know there are thousands of people in this country who would give their eye-teeth to be in a position where in 18 months time they have a reasonable chance of being in the cabinet and they would be doing everything in their power to prepare for that.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Id give my eye-teeth to try that case, she thought.

    Just Take My Heart

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  • My dear master, said Scipio at once in the excess of his joy, will you take me for your almanac-maker another time? You must acknowledge that we were not in the wrong! the lords of Leyva and myself have our eye-teeth about us!...

    - Lesage, The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane, tr. Smollett, bk 11 ch. 2

    October 10, 2008