The sun reflected across several large dents in the hood and roof.
The term Cote des Dents continued in general use in France until the closing years of the 19th century.
He pounded his fists on the hood of a car, putting deep dents in the metal.
In the older books of travel are often found the alternative names for this region, Tooth Coast (Cate des Dents) or Kwa-Kwa Coast, and, less frequently, the Coast of the Five and Six Stripes (alluding to a kind of cotton fabric in favour with the natives).
This will help protect the flatware from accidental nicks, scratches, and dents, as well as keep it in a consistent location.