tusk


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a hard smooth ivory colored dentine that makes up most of the tusks of elephants and walruses

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a long pointed tooth specialized for fighting or digging

stab or pierce with a horn or tusk

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remove the tusks of animals

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I will come round when you are ready, to weigh the tusk.
Then, recovering myself, I looked about me, and found that I was standing upon the side of a great hill, strewn as far as I could see on either hand with bones and tusks of elephants.
My tusks were red at the Sack of the Fields of Bhurtpore, and I would not wake that smell again.
Near the root of this trunk was an immense quantity of black shaggy hair- more than could have been supplied by the coats of a score of buffaloes; and projecting from this hair downwardly and laterally, sprang two gleaming tusks not unlike those of the wild boar, but of infinitely greater dimensions.
Each could call himself expert in his own province, and more than one rare botanical specimen, that to science was as great a victory won as the conquest of a pair of ivory tusks, became the doctor's booty.
Just in front of us, and broadside on, stood three splendid bulls, one of them with enormous tusks.
The gorilla, fighting after the manner of its kind, struck terrific blows with its open hand, and tore the flesh at the boy's throat and chest with its mighty tusks.
The head bears a slight resemblance to that of a frog, except that the jaws are equipped with three rows of long, sharp tusks.
Akut's mighty yellow tusks found the jugular of more than one sleek-skinned savage, and Tarzan of the Apes was here and there and everywhere, urging on his fierce allies and taking a heavy toll with his long, slim knife.
A pair of magnificent boar tusks graced the chest of one.
Then the ferns parted, and I saw gleaming eyes, a long snout, and white tusks.
A Boar rushed upon him, and avenged with a stroke of his tusks a long-remembered injury.
386-401) As a tusked boar, that is fearful for a man to see before him in the glens of a mountain, resolves to fight with the huntsmen and white tusks, turning sideways, while foam flows all round his mouth as he gnashes, and his eyes are like glowing fire, and he bristles the hair on his mane and around his neck -- like him the son of Zeus leaped from his horse-chariot.
Silently they waited and presently were rewarded by the sight of a mighty tusker carrying an amount of ivory in his long tusks that set their greedy hearts to palpitating.
And that was a day of romance; If those robber-barons were somewhat grim and drunken ogres, they had a certain grandeur of the wild beast in them,--they were forest boars with tusks, tearing and rending, not the ordinary domestic grunter; they represented the demon forces forever in collision with beauty, virtue, and the gentle uses of life; they made a fine contrast in the picture with the wandering minstrel, the soft-lipped princess, the pious recluse, and the timid Israelite.