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The Masai guide said members of his tribe have a gap cut between their front teeth so that nutrients cam be consumed in the event of lockjaw (tetanus).
  a bacterial infection typically contracted through a puncture wound with a dirty object; prevented by the DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis) vaccine and by subsequent booster shots every 10 years
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tetanus lockjaw
Also called lockjaw because of muscle spasms that make the patient incapable of opening their jaw.
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  • The Masai guide said members of his tribe have a gap cut between their front teeth so that nutrients cam be consumed in the event of lockjaw (tetanus).
  • I can do a great impression of a lockjaw germ.
    Louise Rennison  --  Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging
  • "If you step on one, you’ll get lockjaw and die."
    R.L. Stine  --  Goosebumps - Night of the Living Dummy
  • I can’t catch cholera, either, or lockjaw, or the morbid sore throat.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander

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  • There is an army medical lance-corporal with it who sticks an anti-tetanus needle into our chests.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • They all three in the front seat, Mae Mobley squeezed in the middle with a look so miserable you think she about to get a tetanus shot.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • At the end of the first attack I discovered symptoms of tetanus; you confirmed my opinion.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • I didn’t even need stitches then, just a tetanus shot.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • Like that baby born blue out of that woman with tetanus this morning.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • She coils and uncoils the phone cord around her finger as he recounts her mother’s hospital visit, the forehead laceration, the sutures, the precautionary tetanus injection, the aftercare of peroxide, topical antibiotics, dressings.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed

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  • The Captains walked up to eacb other and shook hands; Diggory smiled at Wood but Wood no, looked as though he had lockjaw and merely nodded.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • "You need a tetanus shot," Roy said.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • Levanthal wanted to see if he could persuade a group of college seniors at Yale University to get a tetanus shot.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • When’s the last time you had a tetanus shot?
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • But unfortunately’ she said, with an attempt at a reciprocal smile that made her look as though she had lockjaw, ’it is what I think that counts, as they are in my House, Dolores.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • "You want lockjaw or typhoid or a combination?" He indicated my bare legs and feet.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Jacob Have I Loved
  • And, only days later, another baby, from beyond Zanmi Lasante’s catchment area, died of tetanus.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • It was six months after my best friend, Bluford Jackson, got firecrackers for Christmas and burned his hand on one and died of lockjaw ten days latter.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • (acidly) Any time you only take one sip of a drink, you’ll have lockjaw and paralysis!
    Eugene O’Neill  --  The Iceman Cometh
  • After he finished with the sutures, the Iranian doctor wrote a prescription for a tetanus shot, handed it to Moody, and chattered out instructions.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • My parents immediately worried that this could jeopardize my chances of going to Beijing, so as an extra precaution they took me to the hospital to get my first tetanus shot, an expensive luxury.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • That child has tetanus and will die.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • He also said the salt water was good for healing the pain and preventing tetanus.
    Ishmael Beah  --  A Long Way Gone
  • I seen people get lockjaw and die from way less than I had wrong with me.
    Octavia Butler  --  Kindred
  • The next morning she took him to the hospital for a tetanus shot and ointment for his cheek.
    Gloria Naylor  --  The Women of Brewster Place
  • Carla’s mother thought I should go to the hospital for stitches and a tetanus shot.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • That’s nothing compared to some of the other diseases she says she’s suffered from—tetanus, malaria, sprue, typhus.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • At the hospital they took out shotgun pellets from her hand, but missed one in her head, and gave her a tetanus shot and sent her back home.
    Dori Sanders  --  Clover
  • A half-hour later at Texas Children’s Hospital, Norberto was given a tetanus shot after a doctor had cleaned and stitched his foot.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • It furnished excellent antitoxins for diphtheria and tetanus, as well as the purest of official preparations, with the plainest and most official-looking labels on the swaggeringly modest brown bottles.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • A lockjaw that bends a man’s head back to his heels, hydrophobia that makes him bark at his wife and babes, insanity that makes him eat grass; war, plague, cholera, famine indicate a certain ferocity in nature, which, as it had its inlet by human crime, must have its outlet by human suffering.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Tetanus.
    Mitch Albom  --  The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • Lockjaw.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Tetanus toxoid?
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • And then I thought about my friend Bluford Jackson, the one who got lockjaw after firecrackers burned his hand last Christmas.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • We had to locate a pharmacy that could supply tetanus antitoxin, then go to another clinic that was licensed to administer an injection.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • Sir, do you think it was God’s will for Bluford Jackson to get lockjaw and die?
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • Just get lockjaw.
    R.L. Stine  --  Goosebumps - Night of the Living Dummy
  • I wondered what the incubation period was for tetanus or—or for rabies.
    Octavia Butler  --  Kindred
  • And here’s hopin’ he gets de lockjaw!
    Eugene O’Neill  --  The Iceman Cometh
  • That the symptoms of tetanus and poisoning by vegetable substances are the same.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Not surprisingly, they tended to shrug when patients died from ailments like measles or tetanus or tb.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • He got a tetanus shot, and now we’re loading him with antibiotics and pain medication.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • In the "low fear" version, the language describing the risks of tetanus was toned down, and the photographs were omitted.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Levanthal wanted to see what impact the different booklets had on the students’ attitudes toward tetanus and their likelihood of getting a shot.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • When they were given a questionnaire later, all the students appeared to be well educated about the dangers of tetanus.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • The students knew, without seeing gory pictures, what the dangers of tetanus were, and what they ought to be doing.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • In other words, what the tetanus intervention needed in order to tip was not an avalanche of new or additional information.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Howard Levanthal didn’t redouble his efforts to terrify his students into getting a tetanus shot.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • For some reason, the students had forgotten everything they had learned about tetanus, and the lessons they had been told weren’t translating into action.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
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