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Canines

The two sharp teeth located next to the front incisor teeth in mammals that are used to grip and tear.
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Many a village Bose, fit only to course a mud-turtle in a victualling cellar, sported his heavy quarters in the woods, without the knowledge of his master, and ineffectually smelled at old fox burrows and woodchucks' holes; led perchance by some slight cur which nimbly threaded the wood, and might still inspire a natural terror in its denizens; -- now far behind his guide, barking like a canine bull toward some small squirrel which had treed itself for scrutiny, then, cantering off, bending the bushes with his weight, imagining that he is on the track of some stray member of the jerbilla family.
The matrimonial mishap looked down at me with almost canine intelligence in his face.
The hounds are drawn up to the hall-door, and little Rawdon descends amongst them, excited yet half-alarmed by the caresses which they bestow upon him, at the thumps he receives from their waving tails, and at their canine bickerings, scarcely restrained by Tom Moody's tongue and lash.
A wave of sadness was apparently afflicting the canine population of the district to-night.
No,' said Mr Flintwinch, very shortly and decidedly: much as if he were of the canine race, and snapped at Arthur's hand.
Indeed, its snow-white muzzle proclaimed that it had already exceeded the usual term of canine existence.
This Toby has been stolen in youth from another gentleman, and fraudulently sold to the confiding hero, who having no guile himself has no suspicion that it lurks in others; but Toby, entertaining a grateful recollection of his old master, and scorning to attach himself to any new patrons, not only refuses to smoke a pipe at the bidding of Punch, but to mark his old fidelity more strongly, seizes him by the nose and wrings the same with violence, at which instance of canine attachment the spectators are deeply affected.
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His baby teeth were white and very sharp but I had concerns about his lower canines, which looked to be a little bit too close together.
Family and friends of Puppy Love Caring Canines will host the event, and all individuals who work with the organization are volunteers.
Having canines search a building with their keen sense of smell, they are able to find suspects quicker than a person, and it's a lot safer,'' he said.
Eventually, humans started breeding tamed canines that had desired traits, such as loyalty and good hunting abilities.