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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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She is no reaper that sleeps out the noontide; at all times she is reaping and cutting down, as well the dry grass as the green; she never seems to chew, but bolts and swallows all that is put before her, for she has a canine appetite that is never satisfied; and though she has no belly, she shows she has a dropsy and is athirst to drink the lives of all that live, as one would drink a jug of cold water."
The wolf hounds bristled and growled at the scent of wild beasts that clung to her garment; but when she laid her hand upon their heads and her soft voice murmured caressingly they half-closed their eyes, lifting their upper lips in contented canine smiles.
(in which they differ from the otter, whose ears are prominent), I noticed several varieties of seals about three yards long, with a white coat, bulldog heads, armed with teeth in both jaws, four incisors at the top and four at the bottom, and two large canine teeth in the shape of a fleur-de-lis.
Certainly such elements in the character of a marriageable girl tended to interfere with her lot, and hinder it from being decided according to custom, by good looks, vanity, and merely canine affection.
The first may seem a trifle, but it cost me many a tear: Snap, my little dumb, rough-visaged, but bright-eyed, warm-hearted companion, the only thing I had to love me, was taken away, and delivered over to the tender mercies of the village rat-catcher, a man notorious for his brutal treatment of his canine slaves.
As the threatening bull continued his stiff and jerky circling of the ape-man, much after the manner that you have noted among dogs when a strange canine comes among them, it occurred to Tarzan to discover if the language of his own tribe was identical with that of this other family, and so he addressed the brute in the language of the tribe of Kerchak.
[UKPRwire, Fri Aug 23 2019] Canines with separation anxiety-related problems engage in unwanted behaviour, such as excessive vocalization and destruction of property, when left alone or separated from their owners.
[USPRwire, Wed Jul 31 2019] Canines with separation anxiety-related problems engage in unwanted behaviour, such as excessive vocalization and destruction of property, when left alone or separated from their owners.
The bill increases the penalty from a third-degree felony to a second-degree felony for intentionally and knowingly causing great bodily harm, permanent disability, or death to police canines or horses, fire canines, or search and rescue canines.
The canines were fully retracted in 15 days on the periodontal side and 13 days on the DAD side [Figure 5].
This problem usually resolves by a combination of a slight increase in the inter-canine width, labial positioning of the permanent incisors relative to the primary incisors, and slight backward movement of the canines into the primate space.1 It is estimated that the mean crowding of the lower incisors reduces approximately 0.9mm from the initial eruption of the lower permanent incisors to the initial eruption of the permanent canines.2 When crowding is of a greater magnitude, correction by normal development may not occur and early intervention might be required.
MSA is America's largest provider of explosive detection canines, featuring over 500 canine-handler teams active in the field.