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milk fangs

noun; analogy
A baby vampire’s first fangs.
 
Metaphor. Just as human babies’ first teeth are called “milk teeth” which are lost as the child grows, this analogy proposes that baby vampires have first fangs called “milk fangs” which are later lost.
Etymology : Nonce word created for a magazine article, substituting fangs for teeth in a body metaphor comparing analogous parts of vampires and humans.
Source : “Vampires, for instance, were dominating romance before Edward Cullen had lost his milk fangs.” TIME, 12/5/11 edition
Last modified: 2 December 2011


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