lizard

Definitions:

  • Any of numerous squamate reptiles often classified in the suborder Lacertilia, characteristically having a scaly elongated body with a tapering tail, four legs, movable eyelids, and external ear openings.
  • Leather made from the skin of one of these reptiles.
  • The thorn-tailed lizard, <em>Uromastix acanthinurus.</em>
  • A scaly four-legged reptile without a shell; a squamate quadruped saurian; a saurian or lacertilian.
  • Any member of the old order <em>Sauria</em> or modern order <em>Lacertilia.</em>
  • <em>Nautical</em>, a piece of rope with a thimble or bull's-eye spliced into one or both ends, used in a vessel as a leader for ropes.
  • [<em>capitalized</em>] A certain small constellation. See <internalXref urlencoded="Lacerta">Lacerta</internalXref>, 2.
  • A crotch of timber or a forked limb used in place of a sled for hauling stone: a form of stone-boat.
  • In <em>heraldry</em>, a beast like a wildcat, usually represented as spotted: a rare bearing.
  • Any one of the numerous species of reptiles belonging to the order Lacertilia; sometimes, also applied to reptiles of other orders, as the Hatteria.
  • A piece of rope with thimble or block spliced into one or both of the ends.
  • A piece of timber with a forked end, used in dragging a heavy stone, a log, or the like, from a field.
  • the garter snake (<spn>Eutænia sirtalis</spn>).
  • a kind of serpentine from near Lizard Point, Cornwall, England, -- used for ornamental purposes.
  • Any <xref>reptile</xref> of the order <xref>Squamata</xref>, usually having four legs, external ear openings, <xref>movable</xref> <xref>eyelids</xref> and a long slender body and tail.
  • Lizard skin, the <xref>skin</xref> of these reptiles.
  • An <xref>unctuous</xref> person.
  • A coward.
  • relatively long-bodied reptile with usually two pairs of legs and a tapering tail
  • a man who idles about in the lounges of hotels and bars in search of women who would support him
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