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lizard


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lizard  \Liz"ard\,  n.  [OE.  lesarde  OF  lesarde  F.  l['e]zard,  L. 
  lacerta,  lacertus.  Cf  {Alligator},  {Lacerta}.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  Any  one  of  the  numerous  species  of  reptiles 
  belonging  to  the  order  Lacertilia;  sometimes  also  applied 
  to  reptiles  of  other  orders  as  the  Hatteria. 
 
  Note:  Most  lizards  have  an  elongated  body,  with  four  legs, 
  and  a  long  tail;  but  there  are  some  without  legs,  and 
  some  with  a  short,  thick  tail.  Most  have  scales,  but 
  some  are  naked;  most  have  eyelids,  but  some  do  not  The 
  tongue  is  varied  in  form  and  structure.  In  some  it  is 
  forked,  in  others  as  the  chameleons,  club-shaped,  and 
  very  extensible.  See  {Amphisb[ae]na},  {Chameleon}, 
  {Gecko},  {Gila  monster},  {Horned  toad},  {Iguana},  and 
  {Dragon},  6. 
 
  2.  (Naut.)  A  piece  of  rope  with  thimble  or  block  spliced  into 
  one  or  both  of  the  ends  --R.  H.  Dana,  Ir 
 
  3.  A  piece  of  timber  with  a  forked  end  used  in  dragging  a 
  heavy  stone,  a  log  or  the  like  from  a  field. 
 
  {Lizard  fish}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  marine  scopeloid  fish  of  the 
  genus  {Synodus},  or  {Saurus},  esp.  {S.  f[oe]tens}  of  the 
  Southern  United  States  and  West  Indies;  --  called  also 
  {sand  pike}. 
 
  {Lizard  snake}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  garter  snake  ({Eut[ae]nia 
  sirtalis}). 
 
  {Lizard  stone}  (Min.),  a  kind  of  serpentine  from  near  Lizard 
  Point,  Cornwall,  England,  --  used  for  ornamental  purposes. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lizard 
  n  1:  relatively  long-bodied  reptile  with  usually  two  pairs  of 
  legs  and  a  tapering  tail 
  2:  a  man  who  idles  about  in  the  lounges  of  hotels  and  bars  in 
  search  of  women  who  would  support  him  [syn:  {lounge  lizard}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Lizard 
  Only  in  Lev.  11:30,  as  rendering  of  Hebrew  _letaah_,  so  called 
  from  its  "hiding."  Supposed  to  be  the  Lacerta  gecko  or  fan-foot 
  lizard,  from  the  toes  of  which  poison  exudes.  (See  {CHAMELEON}.) 
 




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