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  • n. Plural form of den.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In anatomy and dentistry, a tooth.
  • n. In anatomy and zoology, a tooth-like or dentate part or organ. See tooth.
  • n. The incus or anvil, one of the little bones of the ear, so called from its shape in man.
  • n. In entomology, the terminal point of a mandible.


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  • But it would be criminal for the State, at its expense, i. e., at the expense of the entire population, to maintain dens for the smoking of opium and to hire special persons to minister to the needs of the frequenters of these places.

    Deja Vu

  • Is dit nie meer kreatief om hulself te defi - nieer en uit te leef as 'n onmisbare bron van kundighed waardeur groei en ontwikkeling bereik kan word in dens van' n beter lewe vir alle Suid-Afrikaners?


  • Their dwellings he describes as dens without chimneys, and their food in many parts consisted of a horrible bread made of acorns ground, and mixed with clay.

    Honore de Balzac, His Life and Writings

  • "Your Majesty's power would be greater if there were no temple, as they call their dens of heresy, within your dominions."

    The Refugees

  • They live in dens, where they have a sort of nest, much like a clothes-basket, in which the little Brops play till their wings are grown.

    Little Men: Life at Plumfield With Jo's Boys

  • They were driven out of all human society, and forced to converse with the beasts of the field, to hide themselves in dens and caves, and make their complaint to rocks and rivers, not more obdurate than their enemies.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)

  • Persecution is allotted them, and retirement from persecution is allowed them; and then where shall we look for them but in dens and caves of the earth.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)

  • They shall not hide themselves in dens and caves, but in the corner of a bed, or the piece of a bed, such as poor people must be content with.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • Shebeens - illicit liquor 'dens' - became a major part of social life in the townships, and the shebeen queens who ran them were often powerful and commanding women.

    Triumph's Part 3 - At Work

  • Long known as dens of stuffy service, limp Caesar salads and $8 orange juices, hotel restaurants are trying to revamp their reputations and make customers feel they are anywhere but in a hotel.

    Who Took the 'Hotel' Out of the Hotel Restaurant?


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