bone in her/its/the teeth

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bone in her/its/the teeth

Said of the spray at the bow of a fast-moving ship. (The white foam on either side of the bow are thought to resemble an animal carrying a bone in its mouth.) Look at that beautiful gal with a bone in her teeth! Have you ever seen a lovelier sight on the waters?
See also: bone, teeth
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