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fang Idioms & Phrases


  • adjective satellite resembling a fang

In a fang

  • fast entangled.
Webster 1913

Poison fang

  • (Zoöl.), one of the superior maxillary teeth of some species of serpents, which, besides having the cavity for the pulp, is either perforated or grooved by a longitudinal canal, at the lower end of which the duct of the poison gland terminates. See Illust. under Fang.
Webster 1913

To fang a pump

  • to supply it with the water necessary to make it operate. Scot.
Webster 1913

To lose the fang

  • said of a pump when the water has gone out ; hence:
Webster 1913