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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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Ten years previously, workers digging for a new sewage treatment plant had stumbled across the fossilized bones of a Smilodon, more popularly known as a saber-toothed tiger.
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Inspectors discovered 100-million-year-old heads of dinosaurs and a saber-toothed cat in mail.
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.
In other words, butterflies, tree sloths, saber-toothed tigers, and humans all evolved from single-celled organisms too small to see without a microscope.
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.
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.
I rose, turning back to my own personal saber-toothed tiger.
Hell, maybe saber-toothed tigers had had fire beneath their pelts as well.