The maxillary (upper) canine tooth is known as the eyetooth because it was (?is) believed that if you pulled this tooth, you would go blind.

Hasn't happened to me YET, but this tooth has an incredibly long and thick root that points to the eye!!

Eye"tooth (?), n.; pl. Eyeteeth () Anat.

A canine tooth of the upper jaw.

See Teeth.

To cut one's eyeteeth, to become acute or knowing. [Colloq.]


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