"Alas for the eve when I met Lady Grieve,
A-strolling the park in the dusk!
She was of the belief I could straighten her teeth,
Next moment she'd sprouted a tusk.
"
Nearly-Headless Nick recounts his botched spell[src]

This spell (incantation unknown) was a charm used to straighten crooked teeth. Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington attempted to use this spell on Lady Grieve at her request, but failed and gave her a tusk instead. He was executed the following morning. After he returned as a ghost, Nearly-Headless Nick recounted the incident in a ballad.[1]

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Extra Stuff at J. K. Rowling's official site (via the Internet Archive)
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