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      n   pl   , teeth  
1    any of various bonelike structures set in the jaws of most vertebrates and modified, according to the species, for biting, tearing, or chewing  
   Related adj       dental  
2    any of various similar structures in invertebrates, occurring in the mouth or alimentary canal  
3    anything resembling a tooth in shape, prominence, or function  
the tooth of a comb     
4    any of the various small indentations occurring on the margin of a leaf, petal, etc.  
5    any one of a number of uniform projections on a gear, sprocket, rack, etc., by which drive is transmitted  
6    taste or appetite (esp. in the phrase sweet tooth)  
7    long in the tooth   old or ageing: used originally of horses, because their gums recede with age  
8    tooth and nail   with ferocity and force  
we fought tooth and nail     
9    tr   to provide with a tooth or teeth  
10    intr   (of two gearwheels) to engage  
     (Old English toth; related to Old Saxon tand, Old High German zand, Old Norse tonn, Gothic tunthus, Latin dens)  
  toothless      adj  
  toothlike      adj  

baby tooth  
      n      another term for       milk tooth  
dog's-tooth check   , dog-tooth check  
      n      other names for       hound's-tooth check  
egg tooth  
      n   (in embryo birds and reptiles) a temporary tooth or (in birds) projection of the beak used for piercing the eggshell  
fine-tooth comb   , fine-toothed comb  
1    a comb with fine teeth set closely together  
2    go over (or through) with a fine-tooth(ed) comb   to examine very thoroughly  
hound's-tooth check  
      n   a pattern of broken or jagged checks, esp. one printed on or woven into cloth,   (Also called)    dogs-tooth check, dogtooth check  
milk tooth  
      n   any of the first teeth to erupt; a deciduous tooth,   (Also called)    baby tooth      See also       dentition  
skip-tooth saw  
      n   a saw with alternate teeth absent  
sweet tooth  
      n   a strong liking for sweet foods  
tooth powder  
      n   a powder used for cleaning the teeth, applied with a toothbrush  
tooth shell  
      n      another name for the       tusk shell  
      n   pl   , -tooths     (Austral. and N.Z.)   a sheep between one and two years old with two permanent incisor teeth  
wisdom tooth  
1    any of the four molar teeth, one at the back of each side of the jaw, that are the last of the permanent teeth to erupt,   (Technical name)    third molar  
2    cut one's wisdom teeth   to arrive at the age of discretion  
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à pain dur, dent aiguë
homme sans argent est un loup sans dent
culture générale homme sans argent est dépourvu de moyens d'action et de subsistance
oeil pour oeil, dent pour dent
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