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fang

(fang),
1. A long tooth or tusk, usually a canine.
2. The hollow tooth of a snake through which the venom is ejected.
[A.S. fōhan, to seize]

fang

(fang)
1. a large canine tooth of a carnivore.
2. the envenomed tooth of a snake.

fang

(făng)
n.
1. Any of the hollow or grooved teeth of a venomous snake with which it injects venom.
2. A long, sharp, pointed tooth, especially a canine tooth of a carnivorous animal, such as a dog or wolf, with which it seizes and tears its prey.
3. The root of a tooth or a pronglike division of such a root.
4. A fanglike structure, especially a chelicera of a venomous spider.

fanged adj.

fang

1. a sharp or pointed tooth.
2. a root of a tooth.

fang hole
see dental star.
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Watergate and Vietnam made the media realize that they were being manipulated by the communications gurus, and that turned a previously fangless press nasty.
See Molly Ivins again, in "Read My Lipstick," a column in the current Mother Jones, for a lesson on that ("Trying to save populism from the fangless inanity to which the American political press keeps trying to consign it is damn near full-time work these days") and, by the way, a reminder that despite press efforts to confine her to the category of cute-and-colorful character, she has a subtle and consistent political analysis to go with her wicked tongue.
Pastel salmon and blue fish pushed through more intense azures and emeralds, toadstools and lily pads wavering, intertwining among fangless fish creating a translucent more serene effect than the other work I held in my hand.
Even after new rules are implemented, London's notoriously fangless financial regulators are widely seen as likely to have less power to interfere with traders than their peers in New York, Chicago or Frankfurt.
The bishops' lobbying apparatus is a fangless relic.