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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

(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.
References in classic literature ?
'The prosecutor was reading, was he?' inquired Fang, after another pause.
'A nice person to prefer a charge against a poor boy!' said Fang, with a comical effort to look humane.
A GOTH who wanted to look like a vampire glued a set of fangs to her teeth - then couldn't get them out.
The ancestors of modern kangaroos may have fought off some prehistoric vampires to get where they are today - scientists say the Australian marsupials could have won an evolutionary battle with another type of kangaroo that had fangs.
This is the first book in the 'Fangs' series, and had me chuckling and 'eeuw-ing' all the way through.
By the mid-1990s, he saw a market opportunity in a premium line of costume fangs. "I developed the first universal fang that wouldn't fall out," Nutting says.
The victim was found with a stake through his heart; what's more, he had fangs, and not just plastic ones bought from a joke shop - his were real.
THE STORY: The Fangs, rather than the vampires the title suggests, are a family of performance artists out to make a name for themselves no matter the cost.
Colin Farrell "punctured" his neck with his movie fangs and left him scarred.
BOX OF SHOCKS Nervous Lembit fumbles round for keys FANGS A LOT Shaun Ryder FIRST AID A medic washes the wound on Lembit's bleeding hand MUNCHY PYTHON The snake opens wide to sink its fangs in
A spooky fish with vampirelike fangs has made the list of the Top-10 New Species discovered in 2009.
A SPECIAL launch party to mark the release of the Fangs' debut single S.I.C.K.O, was both innovative and invigorating.