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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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The only appealing and functional feature for FPS gamers on the Razer Basilisk would be the sensitivity clutch or the sniper button.
The drawing by Idonius shows the basilisk with a crown-like crest and a cockerel's body attached to a serpent's tail.
Cultivars Percentage in the soil (%) 100 P/100W 100P/40W 8 P / 100 W 8 P / 40 W Aries 70,83 75,00 80,00 90,00 MG--4 41,94 67,74 44,44 46,67 Basilisk 79,34 30,58 55,56 44,44 Pojuca 21,05 51,13 50,00 47,50 Tanzania 46,79 37,61 83,33 66,67
This is beyond amazing," Ghassen Ferchichi of Team Basilisk from Tunisia that won the Innovation category with their ingenious creation, ProtectMe -- pressure-sensing insoles designed for diabetics at the risk of foot or toe amputations -- told Community moments after he and his team burst into a flurry of leaps, jumps, shouts and hugs, and returned from the stage nearly in tears, "To be able to present our innovation in Seattle is a massive boost for us.
Carrasco Zanini, ademas de ser uno de los fundadores de Basilisk, es el representante legal de Prime Capital, una Sociedad Financiera de Objeto Multiple, Entidad No Regulada que aparece como entidad no renovada en el Sistema de Registro de Prestadores de Servicios Financieros (Sipres) de la Comision Nacional para la Proteccion y Defensa de los Usuarios de Servicios Financieros.
All aboard to enjoy the wildlife on a river trip from Los Chiles - sightings could include, from left, noisy howler monkeys, a vivid emerald basilisk or even a caiman
All aboard to enjoy the wildlife on a river trip from Los Chiles - sightings could include, from top right, noisy howler monkeys, a vivid emerald basilisk or even a menacing river predator, the caiman
A FEW of the cases Jenny has had over the years: | A Basilisk Lizard - known as Jesus Christ lizard because it can walk on water.
Many mythologies and faith system are referenced, from swastika and lotus to Eucharist, Aztec deities and Greek gods, and even to a modern cinematic icon in the basilisk gaze of Clint Eastwood: 'The Man With No Name as Vital Principle'.
This basilisk lizard clearly didn't fancy obliging with a demonstration of walking on water to justify its nickname - the Jesus Christ lizard.