tooth ornament
Dogtooth Dog"tooth`, n.; pl. {Dogteeth}. 1. See {Canine tooth}, under {Canine}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Arch.) An ornament common in Gothic architecture, consisting of pointed projections resembling teeth; -- also called {tooth ornament}. [1913 Webster]

{Dogtooth spar} (Min.), a variety of calcite, in acute crystals, resembling the tooth of a dog. See {Calcite}.

{Dogtooth violet} (Bot.), a small, bulbous herb of the Lily family (genus {Erythronium}). It has two shining flat leaves and commonly one large flower. [Written also {dog's-tooth violet}.] [1913 Webster]


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  • Tooth ornament — Tooth Tooth (t[=oo]th), n.; pl. {Teeth} (t[=e]th). [OE. toth,tooth, AS. t[=o][eth]; akin to OFries. t[=o]th, OS. & D. tand, OHG. zang, zan, G. zahn, Icel. t[ o]nn, Sw. & Dan. tand, Goth. tumpus, Lith. dantis, W. dant, L. dens, dentis, Gr. odoy s …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tooth-ornament — toothˈ ornament noun Dogtooth • • • Main Entry: ↑tooth …   Useful english dictionary

  • tooth ornament — noun : dogtooth 2 * * * tooth ornament, Architecture. a projecting ornament of a pyramidal or flowerlike form, often repeated in a series in a hollow molding; dogtooth …   Useful english dictionary

  • tooth-ornament — n. (Arch.) Dog tooth, nail head …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Dog-Tooth Ornament — ♦ A late 12th and early 13th century development from the nail head, in which the pyramids are cut into four petalled flowers; used on hollow mouldings. (Wood, Margaret. The English Medieval House, 411) …   Medieval glossary

  • Tooth — (t[=oo]th), n.; pl. {Teeth} (t[=e]th). [OE. toth,tooth, AS. t[=o][eth]; akin to OFries. t[=o]th, OS. & D. tand, OHG. zang, zan, G. zahn, Icel. t[ o]nn, Sw. & Dan. tand, Goth. tumpus, Lith. dantis, W. dant, L. dens, dentis, Gr. odoy s, odo ntos,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tooth and nail — Tooth Tooth (t[=oo]th), n.; pl. {Teeth} (t[=e]th). [OE. toth,tooth, AS. t[=o][eth]; akin to OFries. t[=o]th, OS. & D. tand, OHG. zang, zan, G. zahn, Icel. t[ o]nn, Sw. & Dan. tand, Goth. tumpus, Lith. dantis, W. dant, L. dens, dentis, Gr. odoy s …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tooth coralline — Tooth Tooth (t[=oo]th), n.; pl. {Teeth} (t[=e]th). [OE. toth,tooth, AS. t[=o][eth]; akin to OFries. t[=o]th, OS. & D. tand, OHG. zang, zan, G. zahn, Icel. t[ o]nn, Sw. & Dan. tand, Goth. tumpus, Lith. dantis, W. dant, L. dens, dentis, Gr. odoy s …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tooth edge — Tooth Tooth (t[=oo]th), n.; pl. {Teeth} (t[=e]th). [OE. toth,tooth, AS. t[=o][eth]; akin to OFries. t[=o]th, OS. & D. tand, OHG. zang, zan, G. zahn, Icel. t[ o]nn, Sw. & Dan. tand, Goth. tumpus, Lith. dantis, W. dant, L. dens, dentis, Gr. odoy s …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tooth key — Tooth Tooth (t[=oo]th), n.; pl. {Teeth} (t[=e]th). [OE. toth,tooth, AS. t[=o][eth]; akin to OFries. t[=o]th, OS. & D. tand, OHG. zang, zan, G. zahn, Icel. t[ o]nn, Sw. & Dan. tand, Goth. tumpus, Lith. dantis, W. dant, L. dens, dentis, Gr. odoy s …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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