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Tooth

Describing paper with rough texture, which makes the paper able to receive ink more easily.
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With just 21 days to Christmas, the announcement is the cruellest one of all for the 1,700 workers who have fought tooth and nail to try to save their jobs.
Third in both the Arkle and at Aintree, the seven-year-old still had a bit to do turning in and only put his head in front over the last as he fought tooth and nail with Mahogany Blaze and the well-backed eventual runner-up Cornas (5-1).
The Old Age Pension and Labour Exchanges were introduced by the Liberal Government of 1906 and were fought tooth and nail by the Tories.