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basilisk:

see iguanaiguana
, name for several large lizards of the family Iguanidae, found in tropical America and the Galapagos. The common iguana (Iguana iguana) is a tree-living, strictly vegetarian species found along streams from Mexico to N South America.
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basilisk

monstrous reptile; has fatal breath and glance. [Gk. Folklore: Jobes, 184]

basilisk

lizard supposed to kill with its gaze. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Handbook, 93]

basilisk

1. (in classical legend) a serpent that could kill by its breath or glance
2. any small arboreal semiaquatic lizard of the genus Basiliscus of tropical America: family Iguanidae (iguanas). The males have an inflatable head crest, used in display
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And you have talked with Basilisks, and you have looked on Hippogriffs.
The group of animals known as basilisk lizards commonly lives along the edge of rivers running through rainforests, eating small insects among the foliage.
A massive conspiracy against God himself--"The Basilisk Solution" is a story about the rights of the damned, heaven's pleasures, and a retired detective's heavenly journeys to get inspiration for his musical rendition of Paradise Lost.
Alexander took the opportunity to step on the emperor's neck and quote Psalm 91: "You will walk over the asp and basilisk and trample the lion and the dragon.
Basilisk, em Latossolo Vermelho distrofico, de textura media, verificou-se aumento de producao de massa seca da parte aerea em niveis de, aproximadamente, 150% em seis cortes, durante 27 meses, utilizando P, K, S, micronutrientes e calcario, independente de realizar ou nao incorporacao mecanica do calcario e dos fertilizantes (Volpe, 1998).
The basilisk lizard is sometimes called the "Jesus lizard" because it can run across water on its feet and tail.
For example, the Basilisk Lizard is famous for its bipedal (two-footed) flight across water, which is made possible in part by fringes on the hind toes.
The torn page contains a paragraph-long description of the mythological Basilisk stating that ".
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READING the letters of Heloise might be compared to coming face to face with a basilisk.
They were dancers of visual impact rather than visual perfection, and their level of technical skills, often cruelly revealed by the basilisk camera, were onstage and in person always beautifully transmuted by their artistry.
Unfortunately, the customers never follow the Count's instructions on how to care for their pets, and disaster always ensues--the female Strelitzia eats the male when they mate; Alice gives birth to thousands of ravenous little rabbits; and the gaze of the Basilisk kills her lover.