reptile

Part of speech: adjective

Reptilian.

Part of speech: adjective

Crawling; groveling; base.

Part of speech: noun

An animal that moves on its belly or by means of short limbs.

Part of speech: noun

A groveling, abject person.

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Usage examples "reptile":

  1. When I had assured myself that our prey had escaped us, and that all search for the reptile in the neighbourhood would be futile, my disappointment was very great, for I much doubted if a like opportunity would ever present itself. - "Adventures in the Philippine Islands", Paul P. de La Gironière.
  2. The heart of the reptile continued to beat for hours after it had been removed from the body, so strongly that its throbbing could not be restrained by the grip of the most powerful hand. - "Dick in the Everglades", A. W. Dimock.
  3. While searching the field Lawrence noticed some white object crawling along like a large reptile. - "The Courier of the Ozarks", Byron A. Dunn.