How to use Tusk in a sentence
A tusk in the British Museum measures io ft.
Payne in Madras, one tusk measures 6 ft.
The ivory of which the tusk is composed is of very good quality, but owing to the central cavity, only fitted for the manufacture of objects of small size.
In the wild boar (Sus scrofa) the upper or hinder surface of the lower tusk, which has no enamel, inclines obliquely outwards and is broader than the outer surface.
A deep pulp cavity in the upper third of the tusk restricts the working of the ivory around the hollow cavity to shallow carving.Advertisement
Ganesha 's most unusual facet is his single tusk, the other having broken off.
The props on Comer 's desk include period pipes, maps, and a walrus tusk.
It projects horizontally forwards from the head in the form of a cylindrical or slightly tapering, pointed tusk, composed of ivory, with a central cavity reaching almost to the apex, without enamel, and with the surface marked by spiral grooves and ridges, running in a sinistral direction.
No instance has ever been met with of the complete development of the right tusk associated with a rudimentary condition of the left.
The purpose served by the tusk - or "horn" - is not known; and little is known of the habits of narwhals.Advertisement
His drawings on bone or tusk found in the caves show no mean artistic power, as appears by the three specimens copied in the Plate.
The heads have a hole in the top that was intended to hold a large carved ivory tusk.
Ganesha's most unusual facet is his single tusk, the other having broken off.
The props on Comer's desk include period pipes, maps, and a walrus tusk.
The third smaller ivory tusk finial from the Congo has figures seated in separate rows, rather than a spiral.Advertisement
Among them is the narwhal tusk used as a walking cane by Captain John Wood, who owned a fleet of whalers.
According to Professor Ridgeway, however, the Turkish crescent, like that seen on modern horse-trappings, has nothing to do with the new moon, but is the result of the baseto-base conjunction of two claw or tusk amulets, an example of which has been brought to light during the excavations of the site of the temple of Artemis Orthia at Sparta (see Athenaeum, March 21, 1908).
An important element in the story is the connexion of Adonis with the boar, which (according to one version) brings him into the world by splitting with his tusk the bark of the tree into which Smyrna was changed, and finally kills him.
Of the five teeth between the incisors and molars the most anterior, or the one usually situated close behind the premaxillary suture, very generally assumes a lengthened and pointed form, and constitutes the " canine " of the Carnivora, the tusk of the boar, &c. It is customary, therefore, to call this tooth, whatever its size or form, the " canine."