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Definition of Reptile

Reptile
Reptile Rep"tile, n. 1. (Zo["o]l.) An animal that crawls, or moves on its belly, as snakes,, or by means of small, short legs, as lizards, and the like. An inadvertent step may crush the snail That crawls at evening in the public path; But he that has humanity, forewarned, Will tread aside, and let the reptile live. --Cowper. 2. (Zo["o]l.) One of the Reptilia, or one of the Amphibia. Note: The amphibians were formerly classed with Reptilia, and are still popularly called reptiles, though much more closely allied to the fishes. 3. A groveling or very mean person.
Reptile
Reptile Rep"tile (r?p"t?l;277), a. [F. reptile, L. reptilis, fr. repere, reptum, to creep; cf. Lith. reploti; perh. akin to L. serpere. Cf. Serpent.] 1. Creeping; moving on the belly, or by means of small and short legs. 2. Hence: Groveling; low; vulgar; as, a reptile race or crew; reptile vices. There is also a false, reptile prudence, the result not of caution, but of fear. --Burke. And dislodge their reptile souls From the bodies and forms of men. --Coleridge.

Meaning of Reptile from wikipedia

- Reptiles are tetrapod animals in the cl**** Reptilia, comprising today's turtles, crocodilians, snakes, amphisbaenians, lizards, tuatara, and their extinct...
- The Reptile is a 1966 horror film made by Hammer Film Productions. It was directed by John Gilling, and starred Noel Willman, Jacqueline Pearce, Ray Barrett...
- order of reptiles, comprising lizards, snakes and amphisbaenians (worm lizards), which are collectively known as squamates or scaled reptiles. With over...
- A reptile is a tetrapod vertebrate of the taxonomic cl**** Reptilia, including crocodilians, snakes, lizards and turtles. Reptile or Reptilia may also refer...
- Reptilian humanoids, or anthropomorphic reptiles, have appeared in mythology, folklore, fiction and conspiracy theories. Many cultures have legends of...
- the name Beerwah Reptile and Fauna Park. Their son Steve had helped his parents since childhood to care for crocodiles and reptiles and to maintain the...
- Reptile (real name: Syzoth) is a video game character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game franchise created for Midway Games by Ed Boon and John Tobias...
- The reptiles of Australia are a diverse group of animals, widely distributed across the continent. Three of the four orders of reptiles are native to...
- reptiles are reptiles which have become secondarily adapted for an aquatic or semiaquatic life in a marine environment. The earliest marine reptiles arose...
- areas. The spines on the lizard's back and sides are made from modified reptile scales which prevent the water loss through the skin, whereas the horns...
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