Dogtooth spar
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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  • Dogtooth spar — deposited on the walls of a part of the Caverns of Sonora near Sonora, Texas. The former water level can be seen in the upper left hand corner. Dogtooth spar is a speleothem found in limestone caves that consists of very large calcite crystals… …   Wikipedia

  • dogtooth spar — noun : a variety of calcite that occurs in acute crystals resembling the tooth of a dog * * * dogtooth spar, a variety of calcite occurring in sharp crystals that resemble canine teeth …   Useful english dictionary

  • dogtooth-spar — dogˈtooth sparˈ noun Calcite crystals like canine teeth • • • Main Entry: ↑dog …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dogtooth — may refer to: Dogtooth, North Dakota, United States Dogtooth (anatomy), a relatively long, pointed tooth Dogtooth (film), a 2009 Greek film See also Dog tooth (architectural ornamentation, or a particular wing or tailplane design) Dogtooth spar… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dogtooth violet — 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]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spar (mineralogy) — Spar is a term that is used to refer to a category of crystals that have readily discernible faces. Crystallized, earthy, and some metallic, a spar will easily break into rhomboidal, cubical, or laminated fragments with polished surfaces, but… …   Wikipedia

  • calcareous spar — Calcite Cal cite (k[a^]l s[imac]t), n. [L. calx, calcis, lime.] (Min.) Calcium carbonate, or carbonate of lime. It is rhombohedral in its crystallization, and thus distinguished from aragonite. It includes common limestone, chalk, and marble.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • calc-spar — Calcite Cal cite (k[a^]l s[imac]t), n. [L. calx, calcis, lime.] (Min.) Calcium carbonate, or carbonate of lime. It is rhombohedral in its crystallization, and thus distinguished from aragonite. It includes common limestone, chalk, and marble.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dog's-tooth violet — 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]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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