Origin of reptile
Related formsrep·tile·like, adjectiverep·ti·loid [rep-tl-oid] /ˈrɛp tlˌɔɪd/, adjective
Examples from the Web for reptile
A reptile hatching from an egg must not cry out for its mother, or else it will be readily detected by predators and eaten.
In 1915 Thorpe started also playing and coaching the “reptile sport” of professional football in Canton, Ohio.The Most Wonderful Athlete in the World: Jim Thorpe’s Story|Kate Buford|August 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Pedestrians would take turtles for walks and let the reptile set the pace.
Our superior achievements—lifeboat, guns, the rescue from that reptile?West Of The Sun|Edgar Pangborn
He was evidently searching for the reptile he had carelessly laid down.The Motor Boys Over the Rockies|Clarence Young
One snake is worth a dozen traps, for the reptile prowls into the burrows and nests of rats and mice and eats the entire brood.Zoology: The Science of Animal Life|Ernest Ingersoll
They shoved him over the edge—slowly—looking at him and each other, laughing a little at the sound of reptile fury from below.'Me-Smith'|Caroline Lockhart
The reptile was of a species with which Brayton was unfamiliar.