Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of foretooth.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Yesterday, indeed, they promised me to do it, and actually went away as if bent on such a design; but Baneelon, instead of directing his steps to Botany Bay, crossed the harbour in his canoe, in order to draw the foreteeth of some of the young men; and

    The Settlement at Port Jackson

  • Possessed of sharp foreteeth and having eyes that resembled the stones called lapis lazuli, the cat called Lomasa, gentle eyeing the mouse, answered as follows: I am delighted with thee, O amiable one!

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 3 Books 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12

  • His foreteeth were very long and sharp, and came without his mouth, which was deep like that of a horse.

    The Arabian Nights Entertainments - Volume 01

  • His foreteeth were very long and sharp, and stood out of his mouth, which was as deep as that of a horse.

    The Arabian Nights Entertainments

  • His face and neck were of a lusty red, but lean and stringy; he always wore his expensive gold-rim eye-glasses slightly askew upon his aquiline nose; and he always showed two gleaming foreteeth under his moustache, in a smile so perpetual as to earn the reputation of a sneer.

    The Ball and the Cross

  • "Mabásim"; plur. of Mabsim, a smiling mouth which shows the foreteeth.

    Arabian nights. English

  • But I could never shake the fear/phobia they were going to run up my pant leg and sink their ferrety foreteeth into whatever they found up there that looked like a bag of food.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Yesterday, indeed, they promised me to do it, and actually went away as if bent on such a design; but Baneelon, instead of directing his steps to Botany Bay, crossed the harbour in his canoe, in order to draw the foreteeth of some of the young men; and Colbee, in the room of fulfilling his engagement, is loitering about the lookout house.

    A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson

  • The behaviour of this rascally sycophant incensed me so much, that one day, when I was beleaguered by him and his hounds in a farmer's house, where I had found protection, I took aim at him (being an excellent marksman) with a large pebble, which struck out four of his foreteeth, and effectually incapacitated him from doing the office of a clerk.

    The Adventures of Roderick Random

  • She was the one who taught me approach the horse slowly from the side so as not to spook her, how to put on a bridle, how to reach my finger into the corner of the horse’s mouth - just behind the foreteeth which could smash your finger if the horse was in the mood - and touch the tongue in order to get the horse to accept the bit into her mouth.

    Autobiographical Notes: Joy

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.