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tooth fairy

A mythical source of bounty, as in So who will finance this venture-the tooth fairy? This expression refers to the fairy credited with leaving money under a child's pillow in place of a baby tooth that has fallen out, a practice popular with American parents since the first half of the 1900s.
See also: fairy, tooth
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No one knows for sure," Owl said, "but I've heard that the Tooth Fairy grinds teeth into dust.
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Send entries to Tooth Fairy Contest, c/o Marion McMullen, Features, Coventry Telegraph, Corporation Street, Coventry, CV1 1FP.
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Now I understand the Tooth Fairy has a difficult job.
I have also been known to forget the tooth fairy is due - until a maternal alarm sounds at 5am and I'm seen scrabbling in a very un-fairylike manner for a coin from my purse.
A good tooth fairy always gets her tooth--but will Sally on her novice assignment get hers?
Youngsters at a Skelmanthorpe school have donated cash - some of it left by the tooth fairy - to help victims of the Asian tsunami.
Anyhow, the Tooth Fairy can stay in her Tooth Kingdom for a while yet.
IF you don't believe in Santa, the Tooth Fairy or Kenneth Clarke, stand by for Tuesday's Budget .
Larry the Cable Guy and Brady Reiter from the all-new movie Tooth Fairy 2 , have joined with National Children's Oral Health Foundation: America's ToothFairy([R]) (NCOHF) to help at-risk children receive essential oral health services and education.
The Real Tooth Fairies entertainment brand's newest book is the 20th award winner for enriching content for families celebrating lost tooth events with the Tooth Fairy.
The Tooth Fairy is a global tradition and one that is welcomed - when it's baby teeth they're collecting
pounds THE tooth fairy has tightened her purse strings as recession bites.