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Origin of crocodile
OTHER WORDS FROM crocodilecroc·o·dil·oid [krok-uh-dil-oid, krok-uh-dahy-loid], /ˌkrɒk əˈdɪl ɔɪd, ˈkrɒk əˌdaɪ lɔɪd/, adjective
Words nearby crocodile
Example sentences from the Web for crocodile
Winston Churchill once said “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile—hoping it will eat him last.”
On another trip, a defiant caiman (a South American crocodile) devours his mosquito net.
The bags themselves were covetable items as ever, relying on highest-quality material: ostrich and crocodile.Anya Hindmarch and Stella McCartney Close London Fashion Week|Tom Sykes|September 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Luther drives a “crocodile green” Oldsmobile Toronado, “Its chrome grin stretched beguilingly and wide as the western horizon.”‘Telegraph Avenue’: Michael Chabon on His Obsessive Novel of Fandom|Josh Dzieza|September 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Not since Crocodile Dundee graced our movie screens has a man from down under turned our world so upside down.
The tree righted itself, and a gleam of hope lightened Samba's mind when he saw that the crocodile was in the water.Samba|Herbert Strang
No doubt so it would have done, had the crocodile missed its aim, but the latter had not missed.The Young Yagers|Mayne Reid
"And Apes," came like a soft summer sigh from the bellows-mouth of the Crocodile.The Sa'-Zada Tales|William Alexander Fraser
How do you suppose these Chulduns, living in the Caucasus Mountains, got the idea of a god like a crocodile, anyhow?Temple Trouble|Henry Beam Piper
Their arms are made of wood, without any iron point; but some instead thereof use a crocodile's tooth.The Pirates of Panama|A. O. (Alexandre Olivier) Exquemelin
British Dictionary definitions for crocodile
- leather made from the skin of any of these animals
- (as modifier)crocodile shoes