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The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else. Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist.
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a tooth

Etymology

Via Middle English from Old English tōþ < Proto-Germanic *tanþ, *tunþ < Proto-Indo-European *h₁dont-/*h₁dent- (tooth). Cognate with Gothic 𐍄𐌿𐌽𐌸𐌿𐍃 (tunþus), Danish and Dutch tand, Old High German zan, German Zahn, Latin dens, Greek οδούς, Persian دندان (dandân).

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tooth

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  1. A hard, calcareous structure present in the mouth of many vertebrate animals, generally used for eating.
  2. A sharp projection on the blade of a saw or similar implement.
  3. A projection on the edge of a gear that meshes with similar projections on adjacent gears, or on the circumference of a cog that engages with a chain.
  4. (botany) A pointed projection from the margin of a leaf.

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