crocodile

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large voracious aquatic reptile having a long snout with massive jaws and sharp teeth and a body covered with bony plates

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We had exhausted the crocodiles, and begun with the alligators, when the garden-bell rang.
In Egypt the sun is warm on the green palm-trees, and the crocodiles lie in the mud and look lazily about them.
I would only point out that from the right of might, to the right of tigers and crocodiles, or even Daniloff and Gorsky, is but a step.
They had the appearance of crocodiles so fully gorged by their last meal that the future of the world gives them no anxiety whatever.
I have often," said Smee, "noticed your strange dread of crocodiles.
snarled Eureka, arching her back until her hair stood straight on end; "it's den of alligators, or crocodiles, or some other dreadful creatures
The bottom of the river was gravelly, there was no indication of crocodiles, those menaces to promiscuous bathing in the rivers of certain portions of the dark continent, and so the Abyssinians took advantage of the opportunity to perform long-deferred, and much needed, ablutions.
As she swam, her mind, filled with the terrors of the night, conjured recollection of the stories she had heard of the fierce crocodiles which infest certain of the rivers of Borneo.
Despite his warnings about crocodiles and sharks, she persisted in swimming in deep water off the beach; nor could he persuade her, when she was in the boat, to let one of the sailors throw the dynamite when shooting fish.
For Jerry really did know more about crocodiles than the average human.
crocodiles, but they appear to have gone West and grown up with the
He remembered seeing crocodiles and a very tall, lean father.
The Egyptians, look you, are men who, ever since the world has been the world, have been in the habit of having giants to reign over them, and armies like swarms of ants; because it is a country full of genii and crocodiles, where they have built up pyramids as big as our mountains, the fancy took them to stow their kings under the pyramids, so as to keep them fresh, a thing which mightily pleases them all round out there.
The barren soil does not breed fevers, crocodiles, tigers or scorpions.
they deified the crocodile of the nile, because the crocodile is tongueless; and the Sperm Whale has no tongue, or as least it is so exceedingly small, as to be incapable of protrusion.