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tusk

the well-developed canine tooth in the male pig and similar large projecting teeth in some wild species. They are open-rooted so that they continue to grow. The upper and lower ones in the pig have growth directions that brings them together in such a way that they sharpen each other as the jaws move. Elephant tusks are modified incisor teeth, with the ivory being dentine.
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On the specific points of contention, Mr Tusk gave little ground to the UK position set out in recent high-profile speeches by Mrs May and Mr Hammond.
Tusk emphasised close co-operation with the UK on security, scientific research and education should continue.
Tusk "Friction is an inevitable side-effect of Brexit.
Tusk cited a line of the Lithuanian national anthem and recalled his visit in Vilnius after he had just assumed the post of Poland's prime minister.
The official said Tusk had warned that if there was no progress within next 10 days, that would make moving forward impossible.
Another possible reason to extract a tusk is that ancient humans who lived in this same area are known to have used ivory to make weapons.
That tusk, which has earned it the nickname "the unicorn of the sea," is actually an especially long tooth that can grow up to 9 feet long.
Mr Tusk again warned that the Brexit bill - estimated at PS50billion - must be settled before trade talks begin.
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aHaving in mind examples of this, it is clear that Russiaas strategy is to weaken the EU,a added Tusk.
Welcomed by Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoy-lu, Merkel, Tusk and Timmermans later left the airport by a bus, which belongs to Turkish Prime Ministry.
An ancient tusk was found by scientists in Pakistan, offering clues to the history of the stegodon, an elephant-like animal that roamed over 1 million years ago.