Elephant's tusk

(Zool.) the tooth shell. See Dentalium.

See also: Elephant

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Before he knows it, he's round the back helping to collect DNA samples - which means scraping dead meat off an elephant's tusk.
I read an interesting article a couple of years ago wherein it was postulated that because an elephant's tusk absorbs radioactive carbon deposited in the air by cold war nuclear tests, researchers could test a sample of recovered ivory to determine when the elephant was killed--the premise is that with the passing of each year, the amount of radiocarbon in the atmosphere declines slightly, with trace amounts being absorbed by an elephant's tusk.
The mahout carefully poured the water over the elephant's head so that it would flow over the elephant's tusk.
If any friends return from South Africa waving a vuvuzela, treat them with the horrified contempt you would normally reserve for someone waving a freshly severed elephant's tusk.
Walt Disney hung cameras off Nelly the elephant's tusk and trundled her off into the jungle.
An elephant's tusk can weigh up to 200 pounds--about three times heavier than you, Wilson tells his young readers.
he'd eat anything: shit, Shinola, an elephant's tusk,
Richard Hughes, aged 34, originally from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, was knocked unconscious after being hit in the head by the elephant's tusk at Chester Zoo, Cheshire, shortly after 9am yesterday.
TIMEWATCH: The elephant's tusk hour glass on show Picture: COLIN LANE
The man appeared to press onto the elephant's tusks as a method to help him onto its trunk.
The front end features LED lights that are in the shape of elephant's tusks.