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Lizard

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liz=ard

CIDE DICTIONARY

Lizardn. [OE. lesarde, OF. lesarde, F. lézard, L. lacerta, lacertus. Cf. Alligator, Lacerta.].
  •  Any one of the numerous species of reptiles belonging to the order Lacertilia; sometimes, also applied to reptiles of other orders, as the Hatteria.  [1913 Webster]
    " 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 Amphisbæna, Chameleon, Gecko, Gila monster, Horned toad, Iguana, and Dragon, 6."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A piece of rope with thimble or block spliced into one or both of the ends.  R. H. Dana, Ir.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A piece of timber with a forked end, used in dragging a heavy stone, a log, or the like, from a field.  [1913 Webster]
Lizard snake (Zoöl.), the garter snake (Eutænia sirtalis). -- Lizard stone (Min.), a kind of serpentine from near Lizard Point, Cornwall, England, -- used for ornamental purposes.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Lizard, n. any reptile of the suborder Lacertilia, having usu. a long body and tail, four legs, movable eyelids, and a rough or scaly hide.

Etymology
ME f. OF lesard(e) f. L lacertus

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