Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A dentifrice in the form of paste.

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Examples

  • Tom Piccirilli went on to win bigger battles in the literary world (he is a best-selling novelist right now), leaving behind this wretched, miserable, and yet strangely adorable hunchback of a tale, almost like a "your favorite idiot you love to hate": a nuclear tooth-paste to pollute your literary sensibilities, to warn you what to sink your teeth into and what to avoid.

    Exploring the Noir and the Grotesque

  • There is a door-man who appears scruffy and uninterested but when you walked by him last night on your way in, he leaned towards you to wish you good night and you were surprised to find that his breath smelled like how your tooth-paste tastes.

    You Don't Take Names

  • But Dafydd shook his head, and picked up a tube of tooth-paste.

    Working Without a Net

  • He wore a gray suit and had one of those white, tooth-paste commercial smiles.

    Three Days in Movember

  • If we teach our people to see through same it's harder to sell them soap, tooth-paste, wars of aggression.

    Balkinization

  • Is similar to any advertising made by all and every company which sustains THEIR tooth-paste is better.

    Mindark, I’m sorry…

  • His Modern Painting has colloquial animation and surprise that might have grown into a roundness and ripeness of speech that is a part of style had not ambition made him in later life prefer sentences a Dublin critic has compared to ribbons of tooth-paste squeezed out of a tube.

    Collected Works of W. B. Yeats Volume III Autobiographies

  • They also like both the concept and the shining outcome of polishing silver with tooth-paste.

    THE BLESSING OF A SKINNED KNEE

  • They may stroll in groups through the streets and wind toilet-paper around cars, smear door-handles with tooth-paste, unhinge garden doors and carry them a few meters away, and they may displace shoe scrapers.

    Happy Walpurgisnacht!

  • Eastern Cape agriculture and land affairs MEC Ezra Sigwela told how political prisoners at the prison endured "sub-human" treatment from warders and were forced to live on a diet of tooth-paste and shoe polish in order to survive.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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