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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pine  \Pine\,  n.  [AS.  p[=i]n,  L.  pinus.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  Any  tree  of  the  coniferous  genus  {Pinus}.  See 
  {Pinus}. 
 
  Note:  There  are  about  twenty-eight  species  in  the  United 
  States,  of  which  the  {white  pine}  ({P.  Strobus}),  the 
  {Georgia  pine}  ({P.  australis}),  the  {red  pine}  ({P. 
  resinosa}),  and  the  great  West  Coast  {sugar  pine}  ({P. 
  Lambertiana})  are  among  the  most  valuable.  The  {Scotch 
  pine}  or  {fir},  also  called  {Norway}  or  {Riga  pine} 
  ({Pinus  sylvestris}),  is  the  only  British  species.  The 
  {nut  pine}  is  any  pine  tree,  or  species  of  pine,  which 
  bears  large  edible  seeds.  See  {Pinon}.  The  spruces, 
  firs,  larches,  and  true  cedars,  though  formerly 
  considered  pines,  are  now  commonly  assigned  to  other 
  genera. 
 
  2.  The  wood  of  the  pine  tree. 
 
  3.  A  pineapple. 
 
  {Ground  pine}.  (Bot.)  See  under  {Ground}. 
 
  {Norfolk  Island  pine}  (Bot.),  a  beautiful  coniferous  tree, 
  the  {Araucaria  excelsa}. 
 
  {Pine  barren},  a  tract  of  infertile  land  which  is  covered 
  with  pines.  [Southern  U.S.] 
 
  {Pine  borer}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  beetle  whose  larv[ae]  bore  into 
  pine  trees. 
 
  {Pine  finch}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Pinefinch},  in  the  Vocabulary. 
 
 
  {Pine  grosbeak}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  large  grosbeak  ({Pinicola 
  enucleator}),  which  inhabits  the  northern  parts  of  both 
  hemispheres.  The  adult  male  is  more  or  less  tinged  with 
  red. 
 
  {Pine  lizard}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  small  very  active,  mottled  gray 
  lizard  ({Sceloporus  undulatus}),  native  of  the  Middle 
  States;  --  called  also  {swift},  {brown  scorpion},  and 
  {alligator}. 
 
  {Pine  marten}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  European  weasel  ({Mustela  martes}),  called  also 
  {sweet  marten},  and  {yellow-breasted  marten}. 
  b  The  American  sable.  See  {Sable}. 
 
  {Pine  moth}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  several  species  of  small 
  tortricid  moths  of  the  genus  {Retinia},  whose  larv[ae] 
  burrow  in  the  ends  of  the  branchlets  of  pine  trees,  often 
  doing  great  damage. 
 
  {Pine  mouse}  (Zo["o]l.),  an  American  wild  mouse  ({Arvicola 
  pinetorum}),  native  of  the  Middle  States.  It  lives  in  pine 
  forests. 
 
  {Pine  needle}  (Bot.),  one  of  the  slender  needle-shaped  leaves 
  of  a  pine  tree.  See  {Pinus}. 
 
  {Pine-needle  wool}.  See  {Pine  wool}  (below). 
 
  {Pine  oil},  an  oil  resembling  turpentine,  obtained  from  fir 
  and  pine  trees,  and  used  in  making  varnishes  and  colors. 
 
 
  {Pine  snake}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  large  harmless  North  American 
  snake  ({Pituophis  melanoleucus}).  It  is  whitish,  covered 
  with  brown  blotches  having  black  margins.  Called  also 
  {bull  snake}.  The  Western  pine  snake  ({P.  Sayi})  is 
  chestnut-brown,  mottled  with  black  and  orange. 
 
  {Pine  tree}  (Bot.),  a  tree  of  the  genus  {Pinus};  pine. 
 
  {Pine-tree  money},  money  coined  in  Massachusetts  in  the 
  seventeenth  century,  and  so  called  from  its  bearing  a 
  figure  of  a  pine  tree. 
 
  {Pine  weevil}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  numerous  species  of 
  weevils  whose  larv[ae]  bore  in  the  wood  of  pine  trees. 
  Several  species  are  known  in  both  Europe  and  America, 
  belonging  to  the  genera  {Pissodes},  {Hylobius},  etc 
 
  {Pine  wool},  a  fiber  obtained  from  pine  needles  by  steaming 
  them  It  is  prepared  on  a  large  scale  in  some  of  the 
  Southern  United  States,  and  has  many  uses  in  the  economic 
  arts;  --  called  also  {pine-needle  wool},  and  {pine-wood 
  wool}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alligator  \Al"li*ga`tor\,  n.  [Sp.  el  lagarto  the  lizard  (el 
  lagarto  de  Indias,  the  cayman  or  American  crocodile),  fr  L. 
  lacertus,  lacerta,  lizard.  See  {Lizard}.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  large  carnivorous  reptile  of  the  Crocodile 
  family,  peculiar  to  America.  It  has  a  shorter  and  broader 
  snout  than  the  crocodile,  and  the  large  teeth  of  the  lower 
  jaw  shut  into  pits  in  the  upper  jaw,  which  has  no  marginal 
  notches.  Besides  the  common  species  of  the  southern  United 
  States,  there  are  allied  species  in  South  America. 
 
  2.  (Mech.)  Any  machine  with  strong  jaws,  one  of  which  opens 
  like  the  movable  jaw  of  an  alligator;  as 
  a  (Metal  Working)  a  form  of  squeezer  for  the  puddle 
  ball; 
  b  (Mining)  a  rock  breaker; 
  c  (Printing)  a  kind  of  job  press,  called  also  {alligator 
  press}. 
 
  {Alligator  apple}  (Bot.),  the  fruit  of  the  {Anona  palustris}, 
  a  West  Indian  tree.  It  is  said  to  be  narcotic  in  its 
  properties.  --Loudon. 
 
  {Alligator  fish}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  marine  fish  of  northwestern 
  America  ({Podothecus  acipenserinus}). 
 
  {Alligator  gar}  (Zo["o]l.),  one  of  the  gar  pikes 
  ({Lepidosteus  spatula})  found  in  the  southern  rivers  of 
  the  United  States.  The  name  is  also  applied  to  other 
  species  of  gar  pikes. 
 
  {Alligator  pear}  (Bot.),  a  corruption  of  {Avocado  pear}.  See 
  {Avocado}. 
 
  {Alligator  snapper},  {Alligator  tortoise},  {Alligator  turtle} 
  (Zo["o]l.),  a  very  large  and  voracious  turtle 
  ({Macrochelys  lacertina})  inhabiting  the  rivers  of  the 
  southern  United  States.  It  sometimes  reaches  the  weight  of 
  two  hundred  pounds.  Unlike  the  common  snapping  turtle,  to 
  which  the  name  is  sometimes  erroneously  applied,  it  has  a 
  scaly  head  and  many  small  scales  beneath  the  tail.  This 
  name  is  sometimes  given  to  other  turtles,  as  to  species  of 
  {Trionyx}. 
 
  {Alligator  wood},  the  timber  of  a  tree  of  the  West  Indies 
  ({Guarea  Swartzii}). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hellbender  \Hell"bend`er\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  large  North  American  aquatic  salamander  ({Protonopsis 
  horrida}  or  {Menopoma  Alleghaniensis}).  It  is  very  voracious 
  and  very  tenacious  of  life.  Also  called  {alligator},  and 
  {water  dog}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  alligator 
  n  1:  leather  made  from  alligator's  hide 
  2:  either  of  two  amphibious  reptiles  with  shorter  broader 
  snouts  than  crocodiles 
  v  :  of  paint,  varnish,  or  the  like:  to  crack  and  acquire  the 
  appearance  of  alligator  hide,  as  from  weathering  or 
  improper  application 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Alligator,  MS  (town,  FIPS  940) 
  Location:  34.08981  N,  90.72020  W 
  Population  (1990):  187  (71  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.5  sq  km  (land),  0.2  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  38720 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  ALLIGATOR,  n.  The  crocodile  of  America,  superior  in  every  detail  to 
  the  crocodile  of  the  effete  monarchies  of  the  Old  World.  Herodotus 
  says  the  Indus  is  with  one  exception,  the  only  river  that  produces 
  crocodiles,  but  they  appear  to  have  gone  West  and  grown  up  with  the 
  other  rivers.  From  the  notches  on  his  back  the  alligator  is  called  a 
  sawrian 
 
 




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