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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.
Twenty Passenger Screening Canines (PSC), which are specially trained to detect explosives and explosive components, and their handlers are being used to expedite the screening process for travelers departing MSP.
The objective of this study was to analyze the prevalence of peg lateral incisors with of maxillary buccally displaced canines (BDC).
The Anti-Knuckling Device offered by Canine Mobility stands alone in the market as a solution to an often occurring problem experienced by older and injured canines.
The maxillary canines are the commonly impacted teeth in the human dentition next to the third molars.
2) The canines and premolars which erupt between age 10-12 are the ones depended upon for a rough assessment of age in this period.
The hard bound book comprehensively elaborates on all aspects of reproduction in canines in its 15 chapters supported with tables, figures and more than 300 clinical photographs with an idea to improve the proficiency of the Veterinarians in handling canine reproduction.