Part of speech: noun

A lizard or a lizard like reptile.

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Usage examples "saurian":

  1. The method might happen to fail for once: for instance, the toe- bone might have been abnormalized by therian or saurian malady; and the possibility of such failure, even when of small probability, is of great alleviation. - "A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)", Augustus de Morgan.
  2. 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", George Meredith.
  3. 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", Joseph Hergesheimer.