Crocodility

Definitions

  • SobkÛ, the God of The FayÛm, Under The Form Of A Sacred Crocodile
    SobkÛ, the God of The FayÛm, Under The Form Of A Sacred Crocodile
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Crocodility (Logic) A caption or sophistical mode of arguing.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Makoma leaps into the pool of crocodiles Makoma leaps into the pool of crocodiles
CROCODILES ON THE BANKS OF THE NILE CROCODILES ON THE BANKS OF THE NILE

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A crocodile can run up to a speed of 11 miles per hour
    • n crocodility In logic, a captious or sophistical mode of arguing. See crocodile, 2.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out
    • n Crocodility captious arguing
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Quotations

  • Indian Proverb
    Indian Proverb
    “If you live in the river you should make friends with the crocodile.”
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston%20Churchill
    “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile -- hoping it will eat him last.”
  • Ronald Reagan
    Ronald%20Reagan
    “To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last -- but eat you he will.”

Idioms

Crocodile tears - If someone cries crocodile tears, they pretend to be upset or affected by something.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. cocodrille—L. crocodilus—Gr. krokodeilos, a lizard.

Usage

In literature:

The crocodile, which came with it, has, like it also, been compelled to beat a retreat.
"History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 1 (of 12)" by G. Maspero
A man, wearing the crocodile mask of Set, stood by a huge urn containing a palm, looking up to the landing!
"Brood of the Witch-Queen" by Sax Rohmer
The crocodile was also advanced to the dignity of a god.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
Some of the posts and under-surfaces of the houses are carved with figures of crocodiles and so forth.
"The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead, Volume I (of 3)" by Sir James George Frazer
An Elephant and a Crocodile were once standing beside a river.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
Just then the boat shunted to one side, the crocodile swished away, and Frank fell headlong into the agitated waters of the little bay.
"Boy Scouts in the Philippines" by G. Harvey Ralphson
They are a low caste and rear pigs and eat pork, crocodiles, rats and fowls.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India--Volume I (of IV)" by R.V. Russell
They eat the flesh of fowls, pigs, and even oxen, but abstain from that of monkeys, crocodiles and jackals.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV" by R.V. Russell
One brave woman refused to receive help, preferring the mercy of the crocodiles to that of the slave-king.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
For crocodiles swallow everything.
"The Substance of a Dream" by F. W. Bain
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In poetry:

CHRYSANTHUS.
My senses
'Gainst their lures I must keep guarded:
They are crocodiles, but feigning
Human speech, so but to drag me
To my ruin, my destruction.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
A piece of bone can never lie:
A rib, a femur, or a thigh
Is but a dislocated sign
Of something hybrid, half and half
Betwixt a crocodile and calf--
Maybe a porcupine.
"The Antiquarian" by Hattie Howard
Jochebed.
Oh, forbear!
Spare my fond heart! Yet not the crocodile,
Nor all the deadly monsters of the deep, To me are half so terrible as Pharaoh,
That heathen king, that royal murderer.
"Moses In The Bulrushes. A Sacred Drama" by Hannah More
The Censor is a crocodile.
Beneath that slimy flood,
The Waters of Oblivion,
He seeks his livelihood.
His gloating eye marks children of my pen;
He draws them under from the sight of men.
"The Censor" by C J Dennis
To show thou art not bound, as if thy lot
Were worse then ours; sometimes thou shiftest hands.
Most things move th'under-jaw; the Crocodile not.
Most things sleep lying; th’ Elephant leans or stands.
"Providence" by George Herbert
And in the pincers of the boiling circle,
The sea and instrument, nicked in the locks of time,
My great blood's iron single
In the pouring town,
I, in a wind on fire, from green Adam's cradle,
No man more magical, clawed out the crocodile.
"I, In My Intricate Image" by Dylan Thomas

In news:

The policeman says the 5' 9 crocodile (1.75 meters) had not hurt anybody, but was frightening sanitation workers.
She ended up with 3 pet crocodiles .
'Once Upon a Time' recap, Crocodile rock.
Everyone loves a good snow day, but that's nothing compared to a vicious onslaught of man-eating crocodiles .
According to Hai, nearly 60 crocodiles were wrangled up on Monday and put back on the farm.
The last count on the farm before the escape was somewhere around 600 crocodiles .
Kid in crocodile 's mouth.
Close call for tour guide teasing crocodile .
The son of the late " Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, Robert Irwin, seems to be a lot like his dad.
Robert fed his first saltwater crocodile at the family zoo in Beerwah, Australia.
Rex, one of the world's largest crocodiles , came out of his three months of hibernation on Wednesday, Oct 3, 2012 and ate a big meal of beef ribs.
SYDNEY, Australia—Rex, one of the world's largest crocodiles , came out of his three months of hibernation on Wednesday and ate a big meal of beef ribs.
Rex, one of the world's largest crocodiles , came out of his three months of hibernation on Wednesday and ate a big meal of beef ribs.
Everyone loves a good snow day, but that's nothing compared to a vicious onslaught of man-eating crocodiles.
TINY AND THE CROCODILE/MEET THE GRANDPARENTS.
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In science:

The Crocodile’s Dilemma is an ancient paradox that is a deviously cute self-referential paradox. A crocodile steals a child and the mother of the child begs for the return of her beloved baby.
A Universal Approach to Self-Referential Paradoxes, Incompleteness and Fixed Points
The crocodile responds ”I will return the child if and only if you correctly guess whether or not I will return your child.” The mother cleverly responds that he will keep the child.
A Universal Approach to Self-Referential Paradoxes, Incompleteness and Fixed Points
Note that (2) it is not contradictory with a low evolutionary rate (crocodile and other with small rates).
Is planetary chaos related to evolutionary (phenotypic) rates?
The situation with photons and absorbers reminds a herd of gazelles trying to cross a river with a crocodile in it. A crocodile can only catch one animal at a time.
Influence of Absorbers on the Electromagnetic Radiation
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