[tiːθ] or [tiθ]
(n.) pl. of Tooth.
(v. i.) To breed, or grow, teeth.
(pl. ) of Tooth
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An ordinary dream of teeth augurs an unpleasant contact with sickness, or disquieting people. If you dream that your teeth are loose, there will be failures and gloomy tidings. If the doctor pulls your tooth, you will have desperate illness, if not fatal; it will be lingering. To have them filled, you will recover lost valuables after much uneasiness. To clean or wash your teeth, foretells that some great struggle will be demanded of you in order to preserve your fortune. To dream that you are having a set of teeth made, denotes that severe crosses will fall upon you, and you will strive to throw them aside. If you lose your teeth, you will have burdens which will crush your pride and demolish your affairs. To dream that you have your teeth knocked out, denotes sudden misfortune. Either your business will suffer, or deaths or accidents will come close to you. To examine your teeth, warns you to be careful of your affairs, as enemies are lurking near you. If they appear decayed and snaggled, your business or health will suffer from intense strains. To dream of spitting out teeth, portends personal sickness, or sickness in your immediate family. Imperfect teeth is one of the worst dreams. It is full of mishaps for the dreamer. A loss of estates, failure of persons to carry out their plans and desires, bad health, depressed conditions of the nervous system for even healthy persons. For one tooth to fall out, foretells disagreeable news; if two, it denotes unhappy states that the dreamer will be plunged into from no carelessness on his part. If three fall out, sickness and accidents of a very serious nature will follow. Seeing all the teeth drop out, death and famine usually will prevail. If the teeth are decayed and you pull them out, the same, only yourself, is prominent in the case. To dream of tartar or any deposit falling off of the teeth and leaving them sound and white, is a sign of temporary indisposition, which will pass, leaving you wiser in regard to conduct, and you will find enjoyment in the discharge of duty. To admire your teeth for their whiteness and beauty, foretells that pleasant occupations and much happiness will be experienced through the fulfilment of wishes. To dream that you pull one of your teeth and lose it, and feeling within your mouth with your tongue for the cavity, and failing to find any, and have a doctor for the same, but to no effect, leaving the whole affair enveloped in mystery, denotes that you are about to enter into some engagement which does not exactly please you, and which you decide to ignore, but will later take it up and secretly prosecute it to your own disquieting satisfaction and under the suspicion of friends. To dream that a dentist cleans your teeth perfectly, and the next morning you find them rusty, foretells you will believe your interest secure concerning some person or position, but you will find that they have succumbed to the blandishments of an artful man or woman.
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- He gnashed his teeth with rage, tore the hair from his head, and assailed with horrid imprecations the men who had been intrusted with the writ. Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers.
- As soon as his chattering teeth would let him speak, he smiled vacantly, and said he thought it must have been the Cramp. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- The old woman's face was wrinkled; her two remaining teeth protruded over her under lip; and her eyes were bright and piercing. Charles Dickens. Oliver Twist.
- Why don't she ever sing to me--as she does to that baldheaded man with the large teeth? William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- Central incisors 5 to 8 months Lateral incisors 7 to 10 months First molars 12 to 16 months Canines 15 to 20 months Second molars 20 to 36 months _Permanent Teeth. William K. David. Secrets of Wise Men, Chemists and Great Physicians.
- Double cultivators are constructed so that their outside teeth may be adjusted in and out from the centre of the machine to meet the width of the rows between which they operate. William Henry Doolittle. Inventions in the Century.
- The cat leaped down and ripped at a bundle of rags with her tigerish claws, with a sound that it set my teeth on edge to hear. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- Machines with fine metal card teeth are now largely used for this purpose, and of which the planetary napping machine of Ott, patent No. 344,981, July 6, 1886, is an example. Edward W. Byrn. The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
- Grinstone showed his teeth and laughed in her face with a familiarity that was not pleasant. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- The raw cotton was put in a hopper, where it was met by the teeth of the saws, and torn from the seeds. Rupert S. Holland. Historic Inventions.
- The hackle was a board with long, sharp steel teeth set in it. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- I gnashed my teeth, and ground them together, uttering a groan that came from my inmost soul. Mary Shelley. Frankenstein_Or_The Modern Prometheus.
- The first teeth of the infant are called the deciduous or _milk_ teeth, and are twenty in number--ten in each jaw. William K. David. Secrets of Wise Men, Chemists and Great Physicians.
- I kept this to remind me of you trying to brush away the Villa Rossa from your teeth in the morning, swearing and eating aspirin and cursing harlots. Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell To Arms.
- I muttered between my teeth: you are no bad speaker, Zéliewhen you begin. Charlotte Bronte. Villette.