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Theon's Tooth

The bite of an illnatured or carping critic. “Dente Theonino circumrodi, ” to be nastily aspersed. (Horace: Epistles, i. 18, 82.) Theon was a carping grammarian of Rome.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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