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  • adj. Resembling a tusk or some aspect of one.


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tusk +‎ -like


  • With their sharp, tusklike teeth and bristling hair, javelinas have an unfounded reputation for ferocity.

    Where to Hunt in Texas: Deer, Doves, Turkeys, Hogs, Ducks, Javelina

  • Indeed, they share a number of characteristics with nonruminants, including lack of horns or antlers; continually growing, tusklike upper canines in males; sharp-crowned premolars; and four fully developed toes.

    26 Mouse Deer

  • There are also two tusklike canine teeth that protrude from the mouth.

    26 Mouse Deer

  • Kith-Kanan still remembered his one tusklike tooth bobbing up and down in a forlorn gesture of farewell.

    The Kinslayer Wars

  • Each of these cats bears a pair of tusklike fangs, shaped just so "- the senator waved the steel blade back and forth -" so that they can slay nearly any beast that walks or crawls.

    Conan the Fearless

  • But its face, limned in the bright moonlight, was bestial, with close-set ears, flaring nostrils, and a great flabby-lipped mouth in which gleamed white tusklike fangs.

    Conan the Freebooter

  • The old woman grinned, showing a few tusklike teeth.

    Stories from English History

  • Frost and heat and cold sculpture high mountains to sharp, tusklike peaks and ragged, serrate crests, where their waste is readily removed.

    The Elements of Geology

  • For example, they might have fought for territory, resources or females, like the modern musk deer, which also have a pair of large, tusklike teeth, he said via email.

    ABC News: Top Stories


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