Water newt


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Water newt (Zoöl) Any one of numerous species of aquatic salamanders; a triton.
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In literature:

So the gills suck-up the air out of the water, and send it into the fish's blood, just as they do in the newt-larva.
"Madam How and Lady Why or, First Lessons in Earth Lore for Children" by Charles Kingsley
A small lizard or newt was observed on the mud between high and low water marks.
"Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia" by Ludwig Leichhardt
Full-grown newts do not frequent the water excepting for the sake of laying their eggs.
"Country Walks of a Naturalist with His Children" by W. Houghton
Tom, a little chimney sweep, after perilous adventures, dies, or rather turns into a newt or eft, a water baby.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10" by Charles Herbert Sylvester
A name of the water-newt.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Salamanders have various common names, some being called newts, others water-dogs or mud-puppies.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
A cold shudder, worse than any ice, shot through me at the idea of newts and rats and water-serpents, absurd though it was.
"The First Violin" by Jessie Fothergill
The water-plants are needed, because a newt prefers to lay her egg upon a leaf.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 2, No. 12, May, 1851." by Various
Askalabos (Greek), a newt or water reptile; and asker, askard, askel, ask, and esk, in provincial English, a water-newt.
"Notes and Queries, Number 239, May 27, 1854" by Various
Most frogs, toads, and newts come out of the egg as tadpoles, furnished with gills and so breathing in water.
"The Old Riddle and the Newest Answer" by John Gerard
Yellow-bellied newts swam in its waters.
"The Mad Planet" by Murray Leinster
Newts seem to prefer stagnant or nearly stagnant ponds, and are rarely seen in running water.
"Wild Life in a Southern County" by Richard Jefferies
In a stagnant pool they got some newts and water-insects.
"The Swan and Her Crew" by George Christopher Davies