Lizard snake
Lizard Liz"ard, n. [OE. lesarde, OF. lesarde, F. l['e]zard, L. lacerta, lacertus. Cf. {Alligator}, {Lacerta}.] [1913 Webster] 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}. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

2. (Naut.) A piece of rope with thimble or block spliced into one or both of the ends. --R. H. Dana, Ir. [1913 Webster]

3. 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} (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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Lizard — Liz ard, n. [OE. lesarde, OF. lesarde, F. l[ e]zard, L. lacerta, lacertus. Cf. {Alligator}, {Lacerta}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of the numerous species of reptiles belonging to the order {Lacertilia}; sometimes, also applied to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lizard stone — Lizard Liz ard, n. [OE. lesarde, OF. lesarde, F. l[ e]zard, L. lacerta, lacertus. Cf. {Alligator}, {Lacerta}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of the numerous species of reptiles belonging to the order {Lacertilia}; sometimes, also applied… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snake-eyed skink — ▪ lizard       any of about 35 species of lizards (lizard) constituting two genera (Ablepharus and Cryptoblepharus) in the family Scincidae. Snake eyed skinks (skink) lack eyelids (eyelid) and have transparent scales (scale) (spectacles) covering …   Universalium

  • snake lizard — noun A legless lizard of Australia and New Guinea • • • Main Entry: ↑snake …   Useful english dictionary

  • snake|fish — «SNAYK FIHSH», noun, plural fish|es or (collectively) fish. any one of various fishes more or less resembling a snake, such as the lizard fish and the oarfish …   Useful english dictionary

  • lizard — /liz euhrd/, n. 1. any of numerous scaly reptiles of the suborder Sauria, order Squamata, typically having a moderately elongate body, a tapering tail, and two pairs of legs held outward from the body, comprising mostly terrestrial and burrowing… …   Universalium

  • Snake — Ophidian redirects here. For the professional wrestler, see The Osirian Portal. This article is about the animal. For other uses, see Snake (disambiguation). Snakes Temporal range: Early Cretaceous – Recent, 112–0 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • snake — snakelike, adj. /snayk/, n., v., snaked, snaking. n. 1. any of numerous limbless, scaly, elongate reptiles of the suborder Serpentes, comprising venomous and nonvenomous species inhabiting tropical and temperate areas. 2. a treacherous person; an …   Universalium

  • Lizard — For other uses, see Lizard (disambiguation). Lizards Temporal range: Late Triassic – Recent, 220–0 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • Lizard Man — Infobox He Man/She Ra Character|Alliance=#87CEFA Title=Lizard Man Name=Lizard Man Secret= Status=Alive Affiliation=Heroic Warriors He Man Family= Powers=Speed and agility of a lizard Weapons= Actor=Lou Scheimer Lizard Man is a fictional character …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”