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Eyetooth

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Eýetooth. n.s. [eye and tooth.] The tooth on the upper jaw next on each side to the grinders; the fang.

The next one on each side stronger and deeper rooted, and more pointed, called canini, in English eyeteeth, to tear the more tough sort of aliments. Ray on the Creation.

Sources: Ray, John (59)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Eyetooth." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 16, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=4246.


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