Serpent's tongue


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(Paleon.) the fossil tooth of a shark; - so called from its resemblance to a tongue with its root.

See also: Serpent

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We have all felt the sharp nip of the serpent's tongue, that stinging ingratitude, the let down, the complete miscarriage of faith in a friend.
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