dog's tooth


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dog's tooth

[′dögz ‚tüth]
(civil engineering)
A masonry string course in which the brick corner projects.

dogtooth, tooth ornament

dogtooth, 1
1. An ornament in medieval architecture and derivatives, of more or less elaborate motif, usually pyramidal with notched sides, the diagonal portions usually resembling petals or leaves which radiate from the raised point.
2. A brick laid with its corners projecting from the wall face.
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ALSO known as Dog's tooth violet, these shade-loving plants which grow to just 25cmhigh are ideal for the rockery or around the base of trees,producing clumps of strong, light bronze-green leaves and nodding, star- shaped flowers in a variety of colours from white and yellow to pink and lilac.
The lad's shock follows cases of elastic and a piece of twig turning up in Snickers and a dog's tooth in a Mars Bar made by the same company.
Tony said: "When they were treating him, they found a piece of the dog's tooth in his face.
Backed by funding from the SITA Trust, the area has been planted with 6,000 marsh violets and dog's tooth violets - the food plants for the caterpillars - and nectar species for the butteries such as ragged robin, bugle and devils-bit-scabious.
THE DOG'S TOOTH VIOLET IS LEADER OF THE PACK EVERY garden has a little shade and every gardener needs plants to drool over.
A skin tight dog's tooth check Azadene Alia skirt and jacket suit.