Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of orthodontia.

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  • n. the branch of dentistry dealing with the prevention or correction of irregularities of the teeth

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Examples

  • What you may not know is Laura and the ringmaster, her husband, have already invested a lot of money in orthodonture for three of the clowns … enough to buy a family cruise vacation.

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  • She had those perfect teeth, the result of years of expensive orthodonture.

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  • I've done car pools and bag lunches and overwhelming questions; orthodonture, Little League and PTA, difficult choices and the facts of life.

    Calling The Undertaker

  • There will be no killing of the goat today; we might poke it with sharp sticks, or call it fat, or make fun its orthodonture, but no goats have been killed in the making of this blog.

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  • Only this time without the orthodonture or the algebra, thank god.

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  • She clicked on a photo of little girls with identical grins and matching orthodonture, feeling a surprising stab of envy.

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  • And how he planned to pay for his daughter's orthodonture.

    Killing Floor

  • Anyone who wants you to believe that cellular manufacturers buy ANYTHING at single quantity prices is prevaricating through their orthodonture.

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  • She had an overbite that made her lips hang slightly open; her lipstick was black, and beaming through the inky flesh was the silvery glint of orthodonture.

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  • Thinking about them, they really added up to no more than hysterical sniffles, not enough to eat, and the pathetic evidence that there hadn't been any money for orthodonture.

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