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Synonyms for gnash

to rub together noisily

Synonyms

to seize, as food, with the teeth

Words related to gnash

grind together, of teeth

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References in classic literature ?
He faced us, drawing back his lips and gnashing his teeth, and did not shrink an inch before the sweep of Dominic's arm.
As hounds and lusty youths set upon a wild boar that sallies from his lair whetting his white tusks--they attack him from every side and can hear the gnashing of his jaws, but for all his fierceness they still hold their ground--even so furiously did the Trojans attack Ulysses.
In doing this Toby went through with a complete series of pantomimic illustrations--opening his mouth from ear to ear, and thrusting his fingers down his throat, gnashing his teeth and rolling his eyes about, till I verily believe the poor creatures took us for a couple of white cannibals who were about to make a meal of them.
Gnashing its teeth, and flashing fire from its eyes, it flew upon the body of the girl, and imbedded its fearful talons in her throat, retaining its grasp until she expired.
she said, gnashing her teeth, "it was indeed a letter from M.
They took me up into a high place and made me stand there for all the world to see me, and then they stole behind me and pushed me into this bottomless pit, where I lie howling and gnashing my teeth
But above all--sometimes Archer put it above all--it was in that library that the Governor of New York, coming down from Albany one evening to dine and spend the night, had turned to his host, and said, banging his clenched fist on the table and gnashing his eye-glasses: "Hang the professional politician
Instantly there was wailing and gnashing of teeth in the camp.
The noise which at a distance appeared like gnashing and thumping, on coming nearer was found to be the voice of disputants.
Quicker and quicker she danced, till she lashed herself into such a frenzy of excitement that the foam flew in specks from her gnashing jaws, till her eyes seemed to start from her head, and her flesh to quiver visibly.
Nevertheless, he began to grow impatient with Coppenole's behavior, and suddenly turned towards him with so formidable a gnashing of teeth, that the Flemish giant recoiled, like a bull-dog before a cat.
repeated Louis, gnashing his teeth in a manner which betrayed his hate and desire for speedy vengeance.
cried Will Stutely, gnashing his teeth at the Sheriff.
But the wolf jumped up more quickly than anyone could have expected and, gnashing her teeth, flew at the yellowish borzoi, which, with a piercing yelp, fell with its head on the ground, bleeding from a gash in its side.
He's a cursed white-blooded pedantic coxcomb," said Will, with gnashing impetuosity.