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capable of wounding

causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation

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The shape of the dental arch, intercanine distance, bucco-lingual version and mesial or distal drifting of teeth, spacing between teeth, rotation of teeth, curves of biting edges, missing teeth, developmental defects, restorations, and wear patterns also serve as various predisposing factors.
It's always a good idea to have soft toys handy to occupy your pup's teeth when he's in a persistent biting mood.
2 Apply bitter-tasting nail polish to your nails: Available over-the-counter, this safe but awful-tasting formula discourages many people from biting their nails.
Primary distortion occurs at the time of biting; secondary distortion afterward.
Try substituting another activity, such as drawing or writing or squeezing a stress ball or Silly Putty, when you fi nd yourself biting your nails.
Chapter 16 examines biting. Each chapter provides information for providers and parents, as well as a planning form to help providers and parents promote consistency between the early childhood setting and home.
Bshary also noticed that about half of the biting cleaners' interactions with their littler clients consisted of fin contact only.
Earlier this year, a man had part of his nose bitten off at a social club in Neath and in December last year a Swansea teenager was jailed for six years for attacking and biting two men.
While the data are consistent with those found by previous studies in terms of bite locations, victims' gender, seasonal variations, ages at risk, and prevalence of biting among various dog breeds, the authors uncovered several issues that may be integral to the dog bite problem in urban environments.
The infection rate from bites is high because most of the pathogens introduced into the wound originate from the normal aerobic-anaerobic flora found in the oral cavity of the biting human or animal.
In the dog training world, bite inhibition is defined as a dog's ability to control the pressure of his mouth when biting, to cause little or no damage to the subject of the bite.
2 : a wound made by biting : sting <a mosquito bite>
Since young children tend to be noisy and move unpredictably, anxious dogs are prone to be frightened by these actions--and respond by biting.
However, O'Donnell didn't find a connection between reproduction and the biting. Neither the wasps that do the biting nor those that get bitten have working ovaries, he reports in the May BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY.
5 : very harsh or sharp : biting <a bitter wind>