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Source : Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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

   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.

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

   3. A piece of timber with a forked end, used in dragging a
      heavy stone, a log, or the like, from a field.

   {Lizard fish} (Zo["o]l.), a marine scopeloid fish of the
      genus {Synodus}, or {Saurus}, esp. {S. f[oe]tens} of the
      Southern United States and West Indies; -- called also
      {sand pike}.

   {Lizard snake} (Zo["o]l.), the garter snake ({Eut[ae]nia

   {Lizard stone} (Min.), a kind of serpentine from near Lizard
      Point, Cornwall, England, -- used for ornamental purposes.
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