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another name for cayman
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C18: from Portuguese, from Tupi jacaré
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  • Certainly there was something peculiar both in the appearance and movements of the jacaré.

  • We had gone on for some distance, when he exclaimed, “jacaré tinga!”

    On the Banks of the Amazon W.H.G. Kingston
  • No one knew exactly what his purpose was, though his attitude and actions led all to believe that he meant to attack the jacaré.

  • It was their destiny to live, and not die then in the jaws of the jacaré.

  • It was plain to all, that the presence of the jacaré was provoking him to fast-culminating excitement.

  • If the jacaré consulted its own safety, it would do well to look out.

  • That jacaré is a man-eater, strayed from some of the villages, perhaps Coary, that we have lately left.

  • The jacaré was not easily killed, for it would not die outright till it was cut to pieces.

  • He was fool enough to hope the jacaré would get tired first.

  • This was the first sign of wild animal life we saw, the "jacaré" or alligator.

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