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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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crocodilecroc‧o‧dile /ˈkrɒkədaɪl $ ˈkrɑː-/ ●●○ noun  1 [countable]HBA a large reptile with a long mouth and many sharp teeth that lives in lakes and rivers in hot wet parts of the worldalligator2 [uncountable]TI the skin of this animal, used for making things such as shoes a crocodile briefcase3 [countable] British EnglishLINE a long line of people, especially school children, walking in pairs4 crocodile tears
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crocodileTypical reptiles include snakes, lizards, tortoises, turtles and crocodiles.Even the apparent eating of children provokes a shudder of revulsion, as in the habits of the Nile crocodile.It looked like a dragon, or some type of crocodile.Some guides and camp managers claim to know safe swimming spots, others say the crocodiles know them too.And I don't like life on your crocodile isle.
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