dragons teeth

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dragon's teeth
 
pl n
1.  informal conical or wedge-shaped concrete antitank obstacles protruding from the ground in rows: used in World War II
2.  sow dragon's teeth to take some action that is intended to prevent strife or trouble but that actually brings it about
 
[sense 2 from the story of Cadmus]

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