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synonyms for tusk

  • ivory
  • canine
  • fang
  • incisor
  • tooth
See also synonyms for: tusks
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Classifying these remains as tusks or teeth, and understanding when the creatures they came from existed and how they are related, helps give a more complete picture of the history of dicynodonts, and how tusks in mammals today came to be.
WHEN IS A TOOTH A TUSK? IT’S SURPRISINGLY COMPLEX.MARGO MILANOWSKIOCTOBER 27, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Elephants use their tusks for a variety of tasks, including stripping bark off of trees and digging for subterranean minerals and water sources.
IVORY POACHING HAS TRIGGERED A SURGE IN ELEPHANTS BORN WITHOUT TUSKSKATE BAGGALEYOCTOBER 22, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
The post Ivory poaching has triggered a surge in elephants born without tusks appeared first on Popular Science.
IVORY POACHING HAS TRIGGERED A SURGE IN ELEPHANTS BORN WITHOUT TUSKSKATE BAGGALEYOCTOBER 22, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Special banks accept pig tusks, which are considered sacred in the region and have been used as ceremonial currency since ancient times.
CREATIVE CURRENCIES — THE ANTI-CRYPTOSOHINI DAS GUPTAAUGUST 11, 2021OZY
Poaching was also ruled out, because the elephants’ bodies were intact with their tusks.
ELEPHANTS ARE DYING IN DROVES IN BOTSWANA. SCIENTISTS DON’T KNOW WHYTAWANDA KAROMBOMAY 14, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
Both Botswana and Zimbabwe receive most of their hunting tourists from the US, who pay for the privilege to take their tusks home as trophies.
ZIMBABWE IS SELLING THE RIGHT TO SHOOT AS MANY AS 500 ELEPHANTSFARAI SHAWN MATIASHEMAY 5, 2021QUARTZ
Some of them are found to have but one tusk, the other being torn out in fighting with each other, or falling out through age.
BUFFON'S NATURAL HISTORY. VOLUME IX (OF 10)GEORGES LOUIS LECLERC DE BUFFON
As for his face, all tusk and jaw and no brow, where had Parr gotten such an idea of it?
THE DEVIL'S ASTEROIDMANLY WADE WELLMAN
He held in his hand a curious wooden spear with a loose barb tipped with the tusk of a walrus.
THE NORSEMEN IN THE WESTR.M. BALLANTYNE
I was therefore very desirous of adding the tusk of one of these wild boars to my trophies of the chase.
THE HUNTERS' FEASTMAYNE REID
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WORDS RELATED TO TUSK

  • cogwheel
  • differential
  • fang
  • gear
  • pinion
  • prong
  • rack
  • ratchet
  • tine
  • tooth
  • transmission
  • tusk
  • wheel
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