Usage examples for tusks

  1. He has two sharp tusks in the upper jaw, projecting about an inch and a half from the gum. – Eight Years' Wandering in Ceylon by Samuel White Baker
  2. These are exactly like the lower- jaw tusks of a boar, but they incline in the contrary direction, viz. – Eight Years' Wandering in Ceylon by Samuel White Baker
  3. Ivory in tusks and half tusks was imported into Egypt from the regions of the Upper Nile. – Manual Of Egyptian Archaeology And Guide To The Study Of Antiquities In Egypt by Gaston Camille Charles Maspero
  4. Some frightful jest- who knows how wild, Or obscene, from a monster so defiled, And a horrible mouth, of such extent, From flapping ear to ear it went, And show'd such tusks whenever it smiled- The very mouth to devour a child! – The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood by Thomas Hood
  5. This is erroneous: after losing the first pair, or, as they are called, the " milk tusks," which drop in consequence of the absorption of their roots, when the animal is extremely young, the second pair acquire their full size, and become the " permanent tusks," which are never shed. – Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon by J. Emerson Tennent
  6. The two tusks together weighed three hundred and sixty pounds, English weight, and the head alone four hundred and fourteen pounds. – The Romance of Natural History, Second Series by Philip Henry Gosse
  7. It possesses long and extremely large tusks, with which it can inflict a severe bite. – Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon by J. Emerson Tennent
  8. He thought Rajah might do for a lawn ornament and make himself useful as a fountain during dry spells, but when he noticed that Rajah didn't have any tusks he said it was all off. – Shorty McCabe by Sewell Ford
  9. The upper jaw is furnished with sharp tusks similar to the red deer, but the head is free from horns. – Eight Years' Wandering in Ceylon by Samuel White Baker
  10. Al'mah looked round the rather formal sitting- room, with its somewhat incongruous furnishing- leopard- skins from Bechuanaland; lion- skins from Matabeleland; silver- mounted tusks of elephants from Eastern Cape Colony and Portuguese East Africa; statues and statuettes of classical subjects; two or three Holbeins, a Rembrandt, and an El Greco on the walls; a piano, a banjo, and a cornet; and, in the corner, a little roulette- table. – The Judgment House by Gilbert Parker
  11. To which the other man replied, " And let us imagine that I am in possession of two thousand elephants' tusks." – Eugenics and Other Evils by G. K. Chesterton
  12. The priest led me up to this fearful object, and placed me on one side of it, while he stood on the other; but it would turn away from him towards me, roll up its great eyes, open its mouth and show its long white tusks. – Life in the Grey Nunnery at Montreal by Sarah J Richardson
  13. Then the long march back to camp, all food and water and the precious tusks carried by natives, often too exhausted at the end to eat. – Sketches of the East Africa Campaign by Robert Valentine Dolbey
  14. Yet this was not the worst: the sea- monsters, excited by the raging tempest, rushed at me with their deadly tusks and bore me to the abyss. – Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race by Maud Isabel Ebbutt
  15. Baghni had set her ears tight back, and drawn her lip up in a cross snarl, so that her teeth, almost the length of Boar's tusks, said as plain as could be, 'Now I will crush your back. – The Sa'-Zada Tales by William Alexander Fraser
  16. I wish I could see a boar- a big one with a particularly frightful temper and tusks to match. – The Danger Mark by Robert W. Chambers
  17. Barendz had found the seas and coasts visited by him destitute of human inhabitants, but swarming with polar bears, with seals, with a terrible kind of monsters, then seen for the first time, as large as oxen, with almost human faces and with two long tusks protruding from each grim and grotesque visage. – History of the United Netherlands, 1598-99 by John Lothrop Motley
  18. The hunters measured him carefully, and found that he measured nearly twelve feet from one end of his body to the other, that he stood about four feet high, and that his tusks, hide and teeth were the best and finest that had been seen for many a day. – Rataplan by Ellen Velvin
  19. Already the long shadow of the elephant had moved near his feet, already he seemed impaled on those cruel white tusks, when there was a snapping bark, and the fox- terrier flew at Shere Bahadur and danced round him in a tempest of rage. – The Heart of Denise and Other Tales by S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats
  20. This was difficult, but by evening the last of the great tusks lay in the pile by the river edge. – The Blind Lion of the Congo by Elliott Whitney