Incidentally, the lines from 'Hysteria':

  As she laughed I was aware of becoming involved in her
     laughter and being part of it, until her teeth were
     only accidental stars with //a talent for squad-drill//. I
     was drawn in by short gasps, inhaled at each momentary
     recovery, lost finally in the dark caverns of her
     throat, bruised by the ripple of unseen muscles.


On Wednesday, October 30, 2013 10:54 AM, Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
In 'Hysteria' Eliot wrote of the woman's teeth as "accidental stars".

And in the Lil section of A Game Of Chess: 

Now Albert’s coming back, make yourself a bit smart.  
He’ll want to know what you done with that money he gave you  
To get yourself some teeth. He did, I was there.  
//You have them all out, Lil, and get a nice set,// 
He said, I swear, I can’t bear to look at you.  
And no more can’t I, I said, and think of poor Albert, 
He’s been in the army four years, he wants a good time,  
And if you don’t give it him, there’s others will, I said.  
Oh is there, she said. Something o’ that, I said. 
Then I’ll know who to thank, she said, and give me a straight look. 

I wonder if any critic has pointed to the practice (then?) among (certain?) young women of having their teeth "all out" in order to provide more sucking/kissing/oral sex (?) pleasure to their partners? Or taken note of this aspect of social life? As does Eliot, perhaps? 

And, was Eliot alluding to the "accidental stars" of his first wife, Vivien, in 'Hysteria"?