|1.||any reptile of the suborder Lacertilia (or Sauria), esp those of the family Lacertidae (Old World lizards), typically having an elongated body, four limbs, and a long tail: includes the geckos, iguanas, chameleons, monitors, and slow wormsRelated: lacertilian, saurian|
|2.||a. leather made from the skin of such an animal|
|b. (as modifier): a lizard handbag|
|Related: lacertilian, saurian|
|[C14: via Old French from Latin lacerta]|
Only in Lev. 11:30, as rendering of Hebrew _letaah_, so called from its "hiding." Supposed to be the Lacerta gecko or fan-foot lizard, from the toes of which poison exudes. (See CHAMELEON.)
peninsula in Kerrier district, administrative and historic county of Cornwall, England, the southernmost part of the island of Great Britain. The coastal scenery is magnificent, with offshore rocks, rugged cliffs 250 feet (75 metres) high, and small coves. Inland the landscape is level and open. The local serpentine rock is used for building. At Poldhu a monument marks the spot where in 1901 Marconi sent and received the first transatlantic radio message. There are several villages on the peninsula.
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