Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Plural of tooth.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To breed, or grow, teeth.
  • noun pl. of tooth.

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  • noun Plural form of tooth.
  • noun The ability to be enforced, or to be enforced to any useful effect.

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  • noun the kind and number and arrangement of teeth (collectively) in a person or animal

Etymologies

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Old English tēþ, nominative plural of tōþ.

Examples

  • She dances through room after room until she finds the group scattered across a banquet, they look at her with huge eyes, all inky-black pupils, and smile wide, wide, wide, wide, wide smiles and if she shakes her head from left to right real fast she can see a fast white line of teeth blending from one head into and another… teeth, teeth, teeth… her cousin is clenching her teeth.

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  • The probability that their teeth were taken out by force, is increased by the fact of their being _front teeth_ in almost every case, and from the fact that the loss of no _other_ is mentioned in the advertisements.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

  • The probability that their teeth were taken out by force, is increased by the fact of their being _front teeth_ in almost every case, and from the fact that the loss of no _other_ is mentioned in the advertisements.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 3 of 4

  • ssoooooo……..teeth huh……wow…..wouldn't have thought of that….sure teeth, but 'lots of teeth'…..now thats whats missing, makes so much sense now.

    Alex Proyas on Vampire Mythology for Dracula: Year Zero « FirstShowing.net

  • "Observaciones sobre el clima de Lima y sus influencias en los seres organizados en especial el hombre."] [Footnote 16: The women of Lima clean their teeth several times a day with the root called _Raiz de dientes_ (literally _root for the teeth_), of which they keep a piece constantly in their pocket.] [Footnote 17: It is related that, during the war of independence, when

    Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests

  • I have also heard that the wear on the teeth is a way to get a rough veiw of the age of the deer

    Aging Whittails

  • I have also heard that the wear on the teeth is a way to get a rough veiw of the age of the deer

    Aging Whittails

  • I find I have so little time with the two kids that brushing my teeth is a luxury.

    Self-Portrait Of Truthiness | Her Bad Mother

  • I hear that spinach in the teeth is a new fad, kind of like those giant plugs kids are putting in their earlobes now.

    Repetitive Virginity

  • The idea of shimming slivers of stainless steel between my teeth is a little disturbing, but I can't deny that the design and execution are quite cool.

    Boing Boing: January 22, 2006 - January 28, 2006 Archives

Comments

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  • Only 14 of 8,000+ Wordies have teeth? I hope there's soup on the Porch, dontcry.

    July 25, 2008

  • And ice cream, too, dc.

    July 25, 2008

  • I have teeth.

    July 25, 2008

  • I do have teeth, Bilby! (In a glass on my bedside cupboard – not!!).

    July 26, 2008

  • Teeth here as well.

    Soup's on though, just in case...

    July 26, 2008

  • I don't see any evidence you have teeth, dontcry. Perhaps you only have tooth.

    July 26, 2008

  • Yes, I think dontcry is fibbing about her toothiness.

    July 26, 2008

  • Do you have teethjam, yarb?

    July 26, 2008

  • Yes, as a matter of fact I do. All the jam accumulated in other people's toes is to be found surrounding my teeth. My teeth are jammier than The Jam, jamming in a traffic jam, with jam butties jammed in their jammies.

    July 26, 2008

  • Nobody is listing "a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used". Why don't you?

    Nobody is listing "a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing". Why don't you?

    I used to think I knew what teeth are. Reading those Weirdnet definitions, now I'm not so sure.

    I'll have the bisque, please.

    July 26, 2008