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  • adj. Having long, sharp, curved fangs

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having extremely long upper canine teeth; machærodont: applied to the fossil cats of the genus Machærodus and some related genera.

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  • adj. having teeth that resemble sabers


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  • Inspectors discovered 100-million-year-old heads of dinosaurs and a saber-toothed cat in mail.

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  • Yet, something is wrong with these beasts, disturbing deformities that make no sense: a parrot with no feathers, a pair of Capuchin monkeys conjoined at the hip, a jaguar cub with the dentition of a saber-toothed tiger.

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  • In other words, butterflies, tree sloths, saber-toothed tigers, and humans all evolved from single-celled organisms too small to see without a microscope.

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  • We should also remember that the saber-toothed cat phenotype independently appeared in placental and marsupial ancestors, lineages that were long separated not only genetically, but temporally and spatially as well.

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  • Your body was designed for its environment—you craved salt, sugar, and fat, and you burned calories quickly because you were hunting for food and running away from saber-toothed tigers.

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  • I rose, turning back to my own personal saber-toothed tiger.


  • Hell, maybe saber-toothed tigers had had fire beneath their pelts as well.



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