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  • A canine unit smelled marijuana in the locker.
  • The green eyes glowering at me are unlike any dog or wolf, any canine I've ever seen.   (source)
    canine = of or relating to dogs
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  • Canines help to tear food apart.
  • His upper canines had never grown in, and the string of holistic dentists my parents had taken him to as a child had failed to notice until it was too late.   (source)
  • I admire her intact canines from afar.   (source)
  • The Count smiled, and as his lips ran back over his gums, the long, sharp, canine teeth showed out strangely.   (source)
    canine = conical-shaped (like a dog's teeth)
  • In short, because Shawn lost his canines, I was able to keep mine.   (source)
    canines = conical-shaped teeth
  • In particular, by some trick of the light, the canine teeth looked longer and sharper than the rest.   (source)
    canine = conical-shaped (like a dog's teeth)
  • "With this and this," and he touched one of the canine teeth and that below it, "the little children can be bitten."   (source)
    canine = conical-shaped
  • They were all of the thinnest foreign post, and looking at them, then at him, and noticing his quiet smile, with the sharp, canine teeth lying over the red underlip, I understood as well as if he had spoken that I should be more careful what I wrote, for he would be able to read it.   (source)
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  • You, the canine species, and our society would be better served if you accepted the realities of animal husbandry.†   (source)
  • I gripped the knife in my hand, a razor claw for killing, and with my tongue I felt my teeth, the sharpness of my canines.†   (source)
  • The girl gave another canine tilt to her head.†   (source)
  • One a canine.†   (source)
  • She's like a canine vacuum cleaner.†   (source)
  • And as he thought it, sharp canine teeth caught at the sacking, pulled at it until the fabric tore along the rips Bod had made, and the boy tumbled down on the rock stairs, where a huge grey animal, like a dog but far larger, growled and drooled, and stood over him, an animal with flaming eyes and white fangs and huge paws.†   (source)
  • Then I heard a sound that sent a chill up my spine, a low canine growl, somewhere close by.†   (source)
  • It won't come near anyone—human or canine."†   (source)
  • The canine Sagamore was killed by a diaper truck, and I now believe that the gods of those troubled waters of that much-abused lake were responsible.†   (source)
  • One bottom front tooth crossed over a canine.†   (source)
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  • This time when he shows his teeth they remind me of the curved white canines of a dog.†   (source)
  • Probably the boy's canine teeth had been clamped there when the German shot him, and the flesh had torn as he fell to the ground.†   (source)
  • Sonix were generally used on canines, but in this case it might provide a moment's distraction.†   (source)
  • There's a disturbing, monkeylike glint of canines off to the sides when he grins.†   (source)
  • Canine thunder bursts forth from inside, followed by a deep, booming, "SHUT UP!"†   (source)
  • Gholam searched Adel's eyes as a grin slowly spread across his face, exposing his rotting canine.†   (source)
  • The man bared his teeth, showing long pointed canines.†   (source)
  • My canine-loyal lust surfaced.†   (source)
  • Do you realize that your insatiable pull for all things deadly was strong enough to recover a pack of mutant canines from extinction?†   (source)
  • He was like the canine version of a Slinky.†   (source)
  • It came from Lump, who was stretched over the foot of the bed like a canine blanket.†   (source)
  • These monkeys had their canine teeth.†   (source)
  • The program attracted some of the most obsessive-compulsive women in the Camp, and their (BCD could really come into full flower as they trained the dogs, forming intense bonds with their canine companions and feuding with their human neighbors.†   (source)
  • Giving himself repeated daily shots of canine insulin in the abdomen, arm, or leg, Woolf almost certainly spent his days boomeranging between insulin gluts and deficits.†   (source)
  • In my garden, I had every kind of tree and grew even grapes and melons," Mohammed said, his mouth, toothless except for two tusklike canines, working at the memory of his vanished delicacies.†   (source)
  • "At the scene of one mass stop and arrest, canine units were called in by the Chandler Police which resulted in at least one individual being bitten by a dog," Woods noted in his report.†   (source)
  • Honestly, every man she'd ever met believed that having a dog as a kid made him an expert on all things canine.†   (source)
  • He threw back his head, showing his canine teeth, and the laughter seemed to fill the alleyway.†   (source)
  • IF LULU WAS THE CANINE Empress of Ethiopia, our Koochooloo and the two nameless dogs were the peasantry.†   (source)
  • But none were elongating, becoming furry, growing oversize canine fangs.†   (source)
  • A raging lion with canines bared?†   (source)
  • His specialty is the rendering of smiles: the trick is to be able to do teeth, nice white even teeth, without putting in the separation between each tooth, which makes the smile appear too canine or too much like false teeth (which he himself has).†   (source)
  • It watched us with yellow eyes that burned with more than canine intelligence.†   (source)
  • But the hold of the canine jaws was not broken.†   (source)
  • Yet he too seemed to enjoy the trips Lou and Oz took to see Diamond's grave, and the dog, in the mysterious way of the canine pet, would start to yip and do spins in the air when they drew near to it.†   (source)
  • Safia slammed on the horn with her detonator hand, and both man and canine moved out of the car's path.†   (source)
  • All four had those forequarters that made them look like canine fullbacks.†   (source)
  • Although there is not, as far as I am aware, any canine or lupine blood in my veins, the seductive quality of Kooa's siren song was enough to set me thinking longingly of other days and other joys.†   (source)
  • I'd put my right-hand index finger in behind his white canines.†   (source)
  • "Stingo, you're shaking so," she whispered once, drawing back from my canine tongue play.†   (source)
  • Kate relaxed and her mouth smiled and her little teeth showed, the long canines sharp and white.†   (source)
  • Their noses were snoutlike, and their teeth were all pointed canines.†   (source)
  • His ears had grown pointed, and when he spoke, his voice was muffled by his thickening canine teeth.†   (source)
  • The yellow canine thus coyly revealed was as long as my longest finger.†   (source)
  • Before I could ask what she meant, I heard that canine growl again, but much closer than before.†   (source)
  • His eyes go dark, canine, and he grabs me by the arms again.†   (source)
  • And competing in the Goof on Ice Downhill Competition, Large Canine Division, was ….†   (source)
  • Your new canine companion is doing well, if you wish to know.†   (source)
  • Not just to accept him, but to celebrate him and his indomitable canine spirit.†   (source)
  • She pulled back her lips, showing off enormous canines, and began to roar.†   (source)
  • I imagined it was the canine male's way of asking, "So, do you come here often?"†   (source)
  • Through word of mouth, I learned of a neighbor who adored dogs and couldn't refuse a canine in need.†   (source)
  • It was influenced by that other heavyweight of canine literature, "The Far Side" by Gary Larson.†   (source)
  • Table scraps were a recipe for canine obesity.†   (source)
  • There was a distinctly canine cast to the shape of it, the way it moved.†   (source)
  • His eyes narrowed, and I saw his canines growing visibly longer.†   (source)
  • Their eyes were solid green, and their teeth were canine fangs.†   (source)
  • Then Ari bent over Fang's body, his muzzle open, canines sharp and ready to tear Fang's throat.†   (source)
  • She saw that he still had his canine fangs, and that made her nervous.†   (source)
  • Fang yelled, launching himself at canine boy.†   (source)
  • Telshazz's words gurgled indecipherably as Errtu's canine maw tore its throat out.†   (source)
  • I opened my mouth and saw the long, sharp canines.†   (source)
  • The new animal was sleek and black, like the Set animal we'd seen in Washington, D.C., but more obviously canine, graceful and rather cute, actually.†   (source)
  • But I watched, frozen in horror, as the steam rose from Amos's unconscious form and drifted towards the throne, slowly taking the shape of a seated man—a red warrior in fiery armor, with an iron staff in his hand and the head of a canine monster.†   (source)
  • Mr. Fish gave no indication that he was even slightly troubled by his hypocrisy on this issue—for surely old Sagamore would roll over in his grave to hear his former master espousing canine restraints of any kind; Sagamore had run free, to the end.†   (source)
  • They bedded down in a tangle of canine and human limbs with the house comfortably at their flanks, eight eyes and eight ears facing into the night.†   (source)
  • Adel noticed that his chin was a bit small for his face and that he had overlapping extra canines in the front, one of them chipped badly and rotting.†   (source)
  • His ears had gone pointed, and when he snarled at Jace, his lips drew back over canines that were suddenly sharp.†   (source)
  • When she bared her teeth, they were sharply jagged—not needle-thin like his own, but strong, whitely pointed canines.†   (source)
  • EDGAR'S EYES WERE FIXED on the sight of Epi's jaws on his forearm, how his skin had rucked up around her canine tooth like a loose stocking.†   (source)
  • An orang-utan may be taller, may have very strong and agile arms and long canines, but if it does not know how to use these as weapons, they are of little use.†   (source)
  • His face was twisted, unrecognizable as he loomed up over her, his lips curling back, and she saw his sharp canines, the fang-teeth, gleam in the moonlight like white bone needles.†   (source)
  • She was a good dog, just besieged and confused, and when the point of her canine tooth penetrated his arm, she froze.†   (source)
  • That said, the book went on to describe, chapter after chapter, some of the most egregious canine behaviors imaginable.†   (source)
  • As for brains, let me just say he chased his tail till the day he died, apparently convinced he was on the verge of a major canine breakthrough.†   (source)
  • If it were up to her, they would be humanely dispatched to that great canine insane asylum in the sky.†   (source)
  • I thought about the swallowed objects and purloined paychecks and sweet moments of canine-human empathy.†   (source)
  • If that weren't enough, our specific choice just happened to be mentally unbalanced. unwound, and beyond the reach of training, tranquilizers, or canine psychiatry.†   (source)
  • There was no oversized canine constantly underfoot, shadowing our every move, trying to sneak out the door with us each time we carried a bag to the garage.†   (source)
  • As the title implied, No Bad Dogs advanced the same belief that Marley's first instructor, Miss Dominatrix, held so dear—that the only thing standing between an incorrigible canine and greatness was a befuddled, indecisive, weak-willed human master.†   (source)
  • Ari grinned, revealing his canines.†   (source)
  • Next to him was the legion's standard-bearer, Jacob, holding the golden eagle, and six huge cynocephali, their canine teeth bared, their swords glowing red.†   (source)
  • He ran his tongue along his upper teeth and was only a little surprised to feel his canines hardening and sharpening into fangs.†   (source)
  • He heard Maureen gasp, and then her phone went flying as he caught hold of her and spun her toward him, and his canine teeth sank into her throat.†   (source)
  • The white fires had solidified enough so that I could make out their forms—somewhere between canine and human, with elongated arms and crooked legs.†   (source)
  • Another flash of memory, this time a medium-size canine scavenger, a coyote, flitted through our thoughts.†   (source)
  • I was also aware that canines in general are able to hear, and presumably to make, noises both above and below the range of human registry; the so-called "soundless" dog-whistle which is commercially available being a case in point.†   (source)
  • When he grinned — which was not often — you saw two flashes of gold right where his canine teeth had been.†   (source)
  • For one full instant he looked at me, and I saw the light shining in those eyes and then glinting on two sharp canine teeth; and then a low strangled cry seemed to rise from the depths of his throat which, for a second, I thought to be my own.†   (source)
  • A second Eraser, showing his huge yellow canine teeth, leaped from the car and hurled something into the air.†   (source)
  • The monkey has a protrusive, doglike snout with flaring nostrils and exceedingly sharp canine teeth, able to rip flesh as easily as a honed knife.†   (source)
  • Startled, I stared down at her, and in the next second, men with wolfish muzzles, huge canines, and reddish, glinting eyes dropped out of the sky like spiders.†   (source)
  • Ari sneered, showing his sharp canines.†   (source)
  • The canines on these hummers were as big as the canines on any guard dog you'll ever see, and that was a rude awakening.†   (source)
  • Then, when she was the most vulnerable, her need to give voice to her agony and guilt was so urgent as to be like the beginning of a scream, and I was always ready and waiting to listen with my canine idolatry and inexhaustible ear.†   (source)
  • The lips of her little mouth were parted to show her small sharp teeth, and the canines were longer and more pointed than the others.†   (source)
  • One canine had gone, and the front teeth were yellow with tartar and carious.†   (source)
  • Thus Stella as a child lived in the shade of that widowhood; saw that beautiful crape-veiled figure daily; and perhaps took then the ply that was so marked—that attitude of devotion, almost canine in its touching adoration, to her mother; that passive, suffering affection; and also that complete unquestioning dependence.†   (source)
  • Then the door opened and the man came in - the two yellow canine teeth, the finger-nails scratching in the armpit.†   (source)
  • He had only two teeth left, canines which stuck yellowly out at either end of his mouth like the teeth you find enclosed in clay which have belonged to long-extinct animals.†   (source)
  • Slowly, slumped over the pommel, the half-caste became visible, the yellow canines jutting out of the open mouth; really, the priest thought, he deserved his reward - seven hundred pesos wasn't so much, but he could probably live on it - in that dusty hopeless village - for a whole year.†   (source)
  • "The Master's will is sweet," said the Dog-man, with the ready tact of his canine blood.†   (source)
  • He rises mightily: A canine form that cannot be!†   (source)
  • Behold him stop—upon his belly crawl—His tail set wagging: canine habits, all!†   (source)
  • This utterance, the full significance of which it was not at all likely that Billy took in, nevertheless caused him to turn a wistful interrogative look toward the speaker, a look in its dumb expressiveness not unlike that which a dog of generous breed might turn upon his master seeking in his face some elucidation of a previous gesture ambiguous to the canine intelligence.†   (source)
  • When the girls presented themselves at the camp-fire they espied their curious canine visitor lying down.†   (source)
  • It retreated a little way, very like a dog being sent home, and stopped, looking at me imploringly with canine brown eyes.†   (source)
  • In the first month or so the Beast Folk, compared with their latter condition, were human enough, and for one or two besides my canine friend I even conceived a friendly tolerance.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • It cost some exercise of the white truncheon, well seconded by the exertions of the domestics, to silence this canine clamour.†   (source)
  • But since Mr. Rochester's visit it seemed spellbound: all the night I heard but three sounds at three long intervals, — a step creak, a momentary renewal of the snarling, canine noise, and a deep human groan.†   (source)
  • Being thus assignable to no breed, he was the ideal embodiment of canine greatness—a generalization from what was common to all.†   (source)
  • 'No,' said Mr Flintwinch, very shortly and decidedly: much as if he were of the canine race, and snapped at Arthur's hand.†   (source)
  • When he met other dogs they zealously smelt each other over according to the rules of canine etiquette.†   (source)
  • I could not wring from my little lady how she had spent the day; except that, as I supposed, the goal of her pilgrimage was Penistone Crags; and she arrived without adventure to the gate of the farm-house, when Hareton happened to issue forth, attended by some canine followers, who attacked her train.†   (source)
  • The hounds are drawn up to the hall-door, and little Rawdon descends amongst them, excited yet half-alarmed by the caresses which they bestow upon him, at the thumps he receives from their waving tails, and at their canine bickerings, scarcely restrained by Tom Moody's tongue and lash.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Irwine answered, in the deep half-masculine tone which belongs to the vigorous old woman, and there entered a young gentleman in a riding-dress, with his right arm in a sling; whereupon followed that pleasant confusion of laughing interjections, and hand-shakings, and "How are you's?" mingled with joyous short barks and wagging of tails on the part of the canine members of the family, which tells that the visitor is on the best terms with the visited.†   (source)
  • …woods, without the knowledge of his master, and ineffectually smelled at old fox burrows and woodchucks' holes; led perchance by some slight cur which nimbly threaded the wood, and might still inspire a natural terror in its denizens;—now far behind his guide, barking like a canine bull toward some small squirrel which had treed itself for scrutiny, then, cantering off, bending the bushes with his weight, imagining that he is on the track of some stray member of the jerbilla family.†   (source)
  • Certainly such elements in the character of a marriageable girl tended to interfere with her lot, and hinder it from being decided according to custom, by good looks, vanity, and merely canine affection.†   (source)
  • Besides these, there was a general rush from Richard's kennel, accompanied with every canine tone from the howl of the wolf-dog to the petulant bark of the terrier.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • …lumpfish, blackish on top with orange on the belly and rare among its brethren in that it practices monogamy, a good–sized eelpout, a type of emerald moray whose flavor is excellent, wolffish with big eyes in a head somewhat resembling a canine's, viviparous blennies whose eggs hatch inside their bodies like those of snakes, bloated gobio (or black gudgeon) measuring two decimeters, grenadiers with long tails and gleaming with a silvery glow, speedy fish venturing far from their High…†   (source)
  • I took a seat at the end of the hearthstone opposite that towards which my landlord advanced, and filled up an interval of silence by attempting to caress the canine mother, who had left her nursery, and was sneaking wolfishly to the back of my legs, her lip curled up, and her white teeth watering for a snatch.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The metrical system of the canine original, which recalls the intricate alliterative and isosyllabic rules of the Welsh englyn, is infinitely more complicated but we believe our readers will agree that the spirit has been well caught.†   (source)
  • A couched spear of acuminated granite rested by him while at his feet reposed a savage animal of the canine tribe whose stertorous gasps announced that he was sunk in uneasy slumber, a supposition confirmed by hoarse growls and spasmodic movements which his master repressed from time to time by tranquilising blows of a mighty cudgel rudely fashioned out of paleolithic stone.†   (source)
  • …and great councils are often troubled with redundant, ebullient, and other peccant humours; with many diseases of the head, and more of the heart; with strong convulsions, with grievous contractions of the nerves and sinews in both hands, but especially the right; with spleen, flatus, vertigos, and deliriums; with scrofulous tumours, full of fetid purulent matter; with sour frothy ructations: with canine appetites, and crudeness of digestion, besides many others, needless to mention.†   (source)
  • She is no reaper that sleeps out the noontide; at all times she is reaping and cutting down, as well the dry grass as the green; she never seems to chew, but bolts and swallows all that is put before her, for she has a canine appetite that is never satisfied; and though she has no belly, she shows she has a dropsy and is athirst to drink the lives of all that live, as one would drink a jug of cold water.†   (source)
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