What does the word saurian mean?

Usage examples for saurian

  1. Benson of the slow thick- lidded antediluvian eye and loose- crumpled skin; Benson, the Saurian, the woman- hater; Benson was wide awake. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. Had her gain been greater than the loss, the ruin, of her simplicity; had she, dragged abruptly from saurian shadows, been made white by an arbitrary papal sun? – San Cristóbal de la Habana by Joseph Hergesheimer