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Reptile

Rep´tile   Pronunciation: r?p´t?l;277
a.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.
n.1.(Zool.) 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.(Zool.) One of the Reptilia, or one of the Amphibia.
3.A groveling or very mean person.
Noun1.Reptilereptile - any cold-blooded vertebrate of the class Reptilia including tortoises turtles snakes lizards alligators crocodiles and extinct forms
Synonyms: reptilian
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reptile family
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