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horned lizard

noun
1.
an insectivorous iguanid lizard of the genus Phrynosoma, of western North America, having hornlike spines on the head and a flattened body covered with spiny scales.
Also called horned toad.
Origin of horned lizard
1805-1815
1805-15, Americanism
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  • They are no longer in this world—neither the horned lizard nor Barbato.

    The Lone Ranche Captain Mayne Reid
  • The horned lizard will be welcome to it, soon as I see it stripped from his skull.

    The Lone Ranche Captain Mayne Reid
  • Give it to Barbato, or hand it to the horned lizard himself.

    The Lone Ranche Captain Mayne Reid
  • horned lizard is jubilant; so, also, every warrior of his band.

    The Lone Ranche Captain Mayne Reid
  • It was the depression in the sierra, seen shortly after parting with the horned lizard and his band.

    The Lone Ranche Captain Mayne Reid
  • A new era has dawned upon the tribe of which horned lizard is head.

    The Lone Ranche Captain Mayne Reid
  • Only two reptiles, a horned lizard and a collared lizard, were seen.

  • One of the most peculiarly armoured animals is the horned lizard, commonly known as the "horned toad" of America.

  • How was horned lizard to know himself—that is, in time to have sent word to you?

    The Lone Ranche Captain Mayne Reid
  • The Indians claim that if a snake swallows the horned lizard whole, the lizard will immediately work his way through the snake.

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