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hound's tooth

noun
1.
a pattern of broken or jagged checks, used on a variety of fabrics.
Also called hound's-tooth check.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40

hound's-tooth

[houndz-tooth] /ˈhaʊndzˌtuθ/
adjective
1.
woven or printed with a pattern of broken or jagged checks:
a hound's-tooth jacket.
Origin
1955-60
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  • Around the house's central section the wails have recessed panels with hound's tooth cornices between the pilasters.

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