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Tooth, bony substance growing out of the jaws: Err. V, 70. Shr. I, 2, 80 “(with ne'er a t. in her head).” All's II, 3, 48. Wint. IV, 3, 7 (doth set my pugging t. on edge; cf. H4A III, 1, 133). IV, 4, 375. John I, 213. III, 1, 260. H4A II, 2, 26. H4B IV, 5, 133. H6C I, 4, 112. R3 I, 3, 291. II, 4, 29. Mcb. III, 2, 15. IV, 1, 22 etc. Plur. “teeth:” Ven. 269. Ven. 269 Lucr. 1787. Sonn. 19, 3. Tp. III, 2, 57. Gent. III, 1, 344. Gent. III, 1, 344 Err. V, 249. Ado V, 1, 116. LLL V, 2, 332. Merch. I, 1, 55. As I, 1, 88. H6A I, 2, 39. III, 1, 90. H6C V, 6, 53 etc. “to pick one's teeth,” All's III, 2, 8. Wint. IV, 4, 780 (the custom indicating a person of quality). “chill pick your teeth,” Lr. IV, 6, 250. “I suck my teeth,” John I, 192. “to tug and scamble and to part by the teeth the unowed interest of state,” IV, 3, 146. “your colt's tooth is not cast yet,” H8 I, 3, 48 (you are still like a boy). “'tis a secret must be locked within the teeth and the lips,” Meas. III, 2, 143. “to fix one's teeth,” H6B III, 2, 313. “to set one's teeth,” H5 III, 1, 15. Cor. I, 3, 70. Ant. III, 13, 181. “'Tarquin' was pronounced plain, but through his teeth, as if the name he tore,” Lucr. 1787. “when the best hint was given him, he not took 't or did it from his teeth,” Ant. III, 4, 10 (not from his heart, only for form's sake and with reluctance). “in despite of the teeth of all rhyme and reason,” Wiv. V, 5, 133 (in open defiance of). “dost thou jeer and flout me in the teeth,” Err. II, 2, 22 (== directly to my face). “I have thrown a brave defiance in King Henry's teeth,” H4A V, 2, 43. “Puff in thy teeth,” H4B V, 3, 96. “the solus in thy teeth,” H5 II, 1, 51. “conned by rote, to cast into my teeth,” Caes. IV, 3, 99. “defiance hurl we in your teeth,” V, 1, 64. “throw your vile guesses in the devil's teeth, from whence you have them,” Oth. III, 4, 184. “daring the event to the teeth,” H8 I, 2, 36. “compelled, even to the teeth and forehead of our faults, to give in evidence,” Hml. III, 3, 63. “that I shall live and tell him, to his teeth, 'thus didest thou',” IV, 7, 57. Metaphorically: “the tooth of time,” Meas. V, 12. thy (winter's) “tooth is not so keen,” As II, 7, 177. “fell sorrow's tooth,” R2 I, 3, 302. “sweet love is food for fortune's tooth,” Troil. IV, 5, 293. “live out of the teeth of emulation,” Caes. II, 3, 14. “by treason's tooth bare-gnawn,” Lr. V, 3, 122. “so sharp are hunger's teeth,” Per. I, 4, 45.
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