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Synonyms for alligator

leather made from alligator's hide

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either of two amphibious reptiles related to crocodiles but with shorter broader snouts

crack and acquire the appearance of alligator hide, as from weathering or improper application

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Not to mention all the people alive who have made inventions that won't act, and all the jobbers who job in all the jobberies jobbed; though these may be regarded as the Alligators of the Dismal Swamp, and are always lying by to drag the Golden Dustman under.
But I understand there are deep pools of water in the land where we are going, and in them lives a fish that has a hide like an alligator and a jaw like a shark.
They say the alligator, the rhinoceros, though enclosed in bullet-proof mail, have each a spot where they are vulnerable; and fierce, reckless, unbelieving reprobates, have commonly this point in superstitious dread.
I will no longer be housekeeper for you if you don't send away that alligator.
In the interior was displayed a stuffed alligator, a rattlesnake's skin, a bundle of Indian arrows, an old-fashioned matchlock gun, a walking-stick of Governor Winthrop's, a wig of old Cotton Mather's, and a colored print of the Boston massacre.
It slid forward slowly, as an alligator moves, and three or four others followed it.
At night I dream of all the animals, one by one--the giraffe, the two dromedaries, the young lion, the alligator, and Alexander.
Frequently, too, the villages on its shores are half submerged, as was the case with Ngornou in 1856, and now the hippopotamus and the alligator frisk and dive where the dwellings of Bornou once stood.
There was a tree just behind which bore alligator pears, and all about were the cocoa-nuts which gave the land its revenue.
It was a single arch of gray stone, and lying flat upon the bridge was a scarlet alligator, seemingly fast asleep.
I've just composed a tune called 'The Speckled Alligator.
They resembled a whale with the head of an alligator.
Our boys would as soon interview a loose alligator in the zoo.
They had been down to the Balesuna making an alligator trap, and, instead of trousers, were clad in lava-lavas that flapped gracefully about their stalwart limbs.
Dun no," was Tom's brief reply, for he was just escaping from an alligator of the largest size.