Also dog tooth . a canine tooth.
Architecture. any of a series of small pyramidal ornaments, usually formed by a radiating arrangement of four sculptured leaves, set close together in a concave molding, used especially in England in the 13th century.
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The mere dogtooth is an acid moulding, and can only be used in certain mingling with others, to give them piquancy; never alone.The Stones of Venice, Volume I (of 3) | John Ruskin
A dogtooth violet, commonly called avalanche lily, is abundant.Your National Parks | Enos A. Mills
Nearly all are highly 45enriched with dogtooth; while the mouldings of the west door have conventional foliage as well.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ely | W. D. Sweeting
Contemplative between their dark exotic leaves, dogtooth violets fill the light-flecked hollows.Minstrel Weather | Marian Storm
Another form of calcite which is to be sparingly found is what is called dogtooth spar, having the form shown in Fig. 4.
British Dictionary definitions for dogtooth
another name for a canine (def. 3)
architect a carved ornament in the form of four leaflike projections radiating from a raised centre, used in England in the 13th century
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