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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The common name is dog's tooth violet, describing their long, pointed tubers - off-white like big canine teeth.
STUNNERS: Find a place for the beautiful erythronium perhaps better knows as the Dog's Tooth Violet
When they bring that to bear on a hard object, like a cow hoof, something's gotta give, and it's usually the dog's tooth.
We told two weeks ago how elastic was found in a another Snickers bar - then revealed that a dog's tooth turned up in a Mars Bar made by the same firm.
Tony revealed: "They found a piece of the dog's tooth in his face.
They include the rich blue Allium caerulea, the very early flowering violet-coloured Crocus imperati `de Jaeger', and a greenish-yellow flowered form of dog's tooth violet, Erythronium pagoda.
CHOC fan Michael Power bit off more than he could chew when he munched on a Mars Bar - a dog's tooth.
Tony said: "When they were treating him they found a piece of the dog's tooth in his face.