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Tooth

Describing paper with rough texture, which makes the paper able to receive ink more easily.
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I think they'll be fighting tooth and nail to keep him because he's a hard man to replace," said Cahill.
The wannabe chefs fighting tooth and nail are: Heat 1: Kelvin Macenzie, Donna Air and Tupele Dorgu.
Alex Panayotti, 52, is fighting tooth and nail to keep his pet birds Rooster and Gobi for his disabled 13-year-old daughter.