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I notice for the first time that one of his incisors is extra pointy, like a vampire’s.
Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  a tooth for cutting or gnawing; located in the front of the mouth in both jaws
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  • I notice for the first time that one of his incisors is extra pointy, like a vampire’s.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • Some 48 per cent of the scats contained rodent remains, largely incisor teeth and fur.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • ) the pellucid indecencies Leslie had uttered, and as I did so—the viewfinder of my mind reshaping each crevice of her moist and succulent lips, the orthodontically fashioned perfection of the sparkling incisors, even a cunning fleck of foam at the edge of the orifice—it seemed the dizziest pipe dream that this very evening, sometime before the sun should fulfill its oriental circuit and rise again on Sheepshead Bay, that mouth would be—no, I could not let myself think about that…
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • He saw me looking, flicked a showy incisor with his thumbnail.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch

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  • Her dentures were very bright; there was a smear of grape jelly on one of her fake incisors.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • I slid my tongue between the incisors and bit down hard.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • "You missed," he said, and grinned for the first time, showing pointed white incisors.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • He let out a chuff of laughter, revealed missing lower incisors.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • Her lip was swollen, and her tongue kept poking the empty pocket of the lower incisor Rasheed had knocked loose two days before.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Molars and broken incisors lay scattered everywhere.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22

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  • Here an incisor.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • With their hair flying and their mouths open, screaming at each other, I realized that none of the sisters had any teeth except for Wasp, who had one mossy yellow incisor.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • The tips of her overlong incisors were just visible against her lower lip.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • Two large incisors projected downwards over the lower jaw, and it was using these, as well as the claws, to tear at the pony.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • Beatrice made a chimpanzee face and pointed at a sharp stump where one of her incisor teeth used to be.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • The troll ran a tongue over his incisors and reached out a shaggy hand … Holly tucked the Hummingbirds close to her torso, dropping into a controlled dive.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • I was not disappointed: there, raking the horizon, stood the jagged incisors of the Himalaya.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • ’I see four sharp incisor teeth, father—two upper, and two under, as a squirrel has.’
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • When he turned to look at her, slinging his bag across his shoulder, he smiled faintly, and she saw the slight chip in his front left incisor that she had always thought was endearing, a little flaw in looks that would otherwise be too perfect.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • But their lower jaws lack canines and incisors, and as for their upper canines, they consist of two tusks eighty centimeters long with a circumference of thirty–three centimeters at the socket.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Simon’s incisors stabbed downward, fully extended now, slicing into his lip.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • Success! A bubble of blood came out near my last knuckle, where my incisor had pierced the skin.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • A gleam of sizable incisors on upper and lower jaws.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • Wiping the pulp from his mouth with the back of his hand, he grinned at Andrea, his gold incisor catching the light of the neon sign behind them.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • But Don’s secretary, Patty, who I hadn’t seen since her tearful bit at the wedding reception, was standing in front of me expectantly, with a nice big piece wedged around an incisor.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • It cracked loudly as it yielded to her unblemished incisors, and there was revealed the white edge of the sugar shell, and the dark chocolate beneath it.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • …. and Johnson hit Jeffries at an angle of 45 degrees from his lower left lateral incisor, producing an instantaneous blocking of his entire thalamic rine, frosting it over like the freezing unit of a refrigerator, thus shattering his autonomous nervous system and rocking the big brick-laying creampuff with extreme hyperspasmic muscular tremors which dropped him dead on the extreme tip of his coccyx, which, in turn, produced a sharp traumatic reaction in his sphincter nerve and muscle,…
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • An ugly-looking man, a hunch-backed human savage to all appearance, squatting in the aperture of one of the dens, would stretch his arms and yawn, showing with startling suddenness scissor-edged incisors and sabre-like canines, keen and brilliant as knives.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • The long muzzle grimaced, revealing a line of dagger-like incisors.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon
  • Rolling the boy over, the imp hissed with satisfaction, revealing a pair of small, sharp incisors.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • She had two teeth that didn’t exactly match, on either side of the incisors, and he thought it gave her a sexy smile.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • "Look at that," said Max, cooing over the chain along with the departed incisor that had been set to dangle alongside minor feats in Firecraft, Herb Lore, and Illusion.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • Now the grotesque, monkeylike head, with the maw and muzzle of a dog and the oversized incisors of a boar, was visible, the huge, blood-red eyes squinting from within the brazier’s flame.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • He saw the tooth, one of his incisors, fly out and bounce against the paving stone, startling white against the splotches of spewed blood.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • [4] The facial angle is formed by two planes—one more or less vertical which is in a straight line with the forehead and the incisors; the other, horizontal, which passes through the organs of hearing, and the lower nasal bone.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • In the Piazza he had once pointed out the stigmata of congenital syphilis in a listless boy who was squatting on the sidewalk: "Saddle nose, cloudy eyes, peg-shaped incisor teeth …." I read about the other stigmata of syphilis: mulberry molars, saber-shinned tibias, and deafness.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • "I know you," she breathed, and as she spoke, he saw her needle incisors flash.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • Ernest, examining it carefully, pronounced its incisor teeth, its ears and feet, to resemble those of the human race, and pointed out the curious crest of stiff hairs on its head and neck.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • He caught it and examined it; the end of the incisor was chipped, but the root appeared intact, so he licked the tooth clean then pushed it back into the hole in his gums, wincing as he poked the sore flesh.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • As Max smiled, the ghastly reflection did likewise, revealing several rows of sharp, mossy incisors.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • He sported a gold incisor and had an easy laugh.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • An upper incisor was slightly, endearingly chipped.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • One blew off the edge of an incisor.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • His arm was streaming blood, his lips curled back from his pointed incisors.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • His arms were wrapped around Sebastian’s neck, his white incisors glittering like bone needles.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • The slight but inhuman acuity of his incisors was just visible against his lower lip when he grinned like that.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • I know that on the eastern coast of Africa is found a smaller species of walrus called the dugong: it has long incisor teeth, but not tusks; and certainly resembles a seal rather than a walrus.’
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • Among those properly termed seals—which have no external ears, unlike sea lions whose ears protrude—I observed several varieties of the species stenorhynchus, three meters long, with white hair, bulldog heads, and armed with ten teeth in each jaw: four incisors in both the upper and lower, plus two big canines shaped like the fleur–de–lis.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • After all"—he smiled, and his delicate incisors shone—"in the end she is ours to kill."
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
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Associated words [difficulty]:   incisor [6] , canine [5] , canine [5]
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