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  • n  the kind and number and arrangement of teeth (collectively) in a person or animal
  • n  hard bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebrates; used for biting and chewing or for attack and defense
  • n  something resembling the tooth of an animal
  • n  toothlike structure in invertebrates found in the mouth or alimentary canal or on a shell
  • n  a means of enforcement
    the treaty had no teeth in it
  • n  one of a number of uniform projections on a gear

  • Every year 300,000 youngsters go through the painful and costly ordeal of having their crooked teeth clamped into braces to be straightened.
  • Twenty years ago, parents in the little town of Oakley, Idaho began to complain that their children were growing up with dark brown, pitted teeth.
  • I should never have looked at its teeth.
News & Articles

  • Fossil kangaroo teeth reveal mosaic of Pliocene ecosystems in Queensland
    The teeth of a kangaroo and other extinct marsupials reveal that southeastern Queensland 2.5-5-million-years ago was a mosaic of tropical forests, wetlands and grasslands and much less arid than previously thought.
    June 13, 2013 - Science Daily
  • Bad teeth, broken dreams: Lack of dental care keeps many out of jobs
    With five broken teeth, three cavities and a painful gum abscess spreading to her sinuses, Patty Kennedy knew she had to get in line early for a free dental clinic held last month in San Jose, Calif.The 53-year-old woman from Modesto, nearly 100 miles away, was counting on the care to repair not only her smile and her worsening health -- but also her chances of getting a job.“I’d love to work at ...
    June 12, 2013 - NBC NEWS
  • Ancient Kangaroo Teeth Reveal Australia’s Tropical Past
    The fossilized teeth of ancient marsupials that roamed through northeastern Australia roughly 2.5 million years ago suggest these animals fed on leafy plants in a much more lush and tropical environment than was previously thought, according to a new study.
    June 12, 2013 - LiveScience.com via Yahoo! News

  • Roger Clemens in Bleacher Report
    Clemens went so far as to say if he was using steroids, he would have "a third ear coming out of my forehead" and that "I should be pulling tractors with my teeth."
  • Robert Gates in International Herald Tribune
    Because people were stuck in old ways of doing business, it's been like pulling teeth,Gates said of his prodding. "While we've doubled this capability in recent months, it is still not good enough."
  • Chris Bosh in The Associated Press
    It's just become part of my life, a part of my everyday life,Bosh said. "It's like you brush your teeth every day. That's how it is for me. I know as soon as I walk out the door, somebody is going to ask me something about where I'm going...

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