The American Dictionary and Cyclopedia Volume 12

The American Dictionary and Cyclopedia Volume 12

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...ltrvsa, in Brazil, rises in the mountains N. of the town of Hoyaz, and flowing I'.W., enters the Araguay. Lt-ngth, '.100 ni. (3: -iz'zel, (.'riz'zeling.. ('Is-iz'zie, n. Probably from grizzle, q.v. A semi-transparent coating sometimes found on t 0 surface of glass. H F Fig. 724.-cnos are tracts of the greatest fertility. Cattle-raising is the principal occupation of the inhabitants, which are of a Slavonian stock. Rivers. The Save and the Drave. Principal cities. A ram, the cap. both of the crown-land and of the rov., arlstadt, and Old Sziszek. The town of Fiume. ormerly belonging to Croatia, is now an integral part of the Empire of Austria-Hungary. See also SLAVONIA. Croccollss, (I--ro's7ius, ) a. Lat. Resembling, or containing, saffron. Cl'0'('hes, n. pl. From Gael. crnic, a stag's horn. Small knobby protnherztnces on the horns of dot-r. (Trochet. (A-rt')-sIuZ', ) n. 1-'r., dim. of croc, a hook; Icel. krukr, a hook; Dun. krog; Armor. krdk or krog. Liter TI--n. (Zob'l.) A crocodile; one of the crocodile family. (, 'l'0cents0dll'ld&, n. pl. (Zob'l.) The Crocodile family, order Sauria, comprises the Crocodile of the Nile, the Gavisl of the Ganges, and the Alligators of America. The crocodile is the largest of the lizard tribe. This formidable animal usually measures from 18 to 30 feet, the tail alone being from 6 to 7 feet in length; the body is rough and covered with thick scales. so hard as to be impenetrable to pistol or musket-shot: the head is large, and the stretch or gap of jaw greater than that of any other animal, both jaws being furnished with a row of sharp-pointed teeth. The crocodile has four feet, which are webbed, the anterior ones having 5 toes, while the hind feet havshow more

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