Lizard's tail


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lizard's tail (Bot) A perennial plant of the genus Saururus Saururus cernuus), growing in marshes, and having white flowers crowded in a slender terminal spike, somewhat resembling in form a lizard's tail; whence the name.
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In literature:

Nabendu's heart was convulsed with pain within his breast, like the tail of a lizard just cut off.
"The Hungry Stones And Other Stories" by Rabindranath Tagore
The Lizard's tail wriggles, curls and uncurls after it is detached from the animal's body.
"Bramble-bees and Others" by J. Henri Fabre
Cut off a lizard's tail, and straightway a new tail grows in its place with surprising promptitude.
"Science in Arcady" by Grant Allen
That lizard's tail must be all bone.
"King o' the Beach" by George Manville Fenn
There's an old Spring Lizard over there that might want to shake hands with you with his tail.
"Little Mr. Thimblefinger and His Queer Country" by Joel Chandler Harris
Dimple's mouth grows suddenly square; she wants that lizard's tail.
"Lotus Buds" by Amy Carmichael
COMMON NAME, Lizard's Tail.
"New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers" by Various
It had bat's wings and a body and tail like a lizard.
"West African studies" by Mary Henrietta Kingsley

In poetry:

Beneath the vans of doom did men pass in.
Heroic who came out; for round them hung
A wavering phantom's red volcano tongue,
With league-long lizard tail and fishy fin:
"Forest History" by George Meredith

In news:

Since the lizard's detached tail no longer has access to the massive amounts of oxygen required for the slow, sustained movement of 'slow- twitch ' cells, the 'slow- twitch ' system fails almost immediately upon detachment.
An actuated tail gives UC Berkeley's Tailbot the agility of a lizard (or a velociraptor).