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Insect vs. Reptile

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Insectnoun

An arthropod in the class Insecta, characterized by six legs, up to four wings, and a chitinous exoskeleton.

‘Our shed has several insect infestions, including ants, yellowjackets, and wasps.’;

Reptilenoun

A cold-blooded vertebrate of the class Reptilia.

Insectnoun

(colloquial) Any small arthropod similar to an insect including spiders, centipedes, millipedes, etc

‘The swamp is swarming with every sort of insect.’;

Reptilenoun

(figuratively) A mean or grovelling person.

Insectnoun

(derogatory) A contemptible or powerless person.

‘The manager’s assistant was the worst sort of insect.’;

Reptileadjective

Creeping; moving on the belly, or by means of small and short legs.

Insectnoun

One of the Insecta; esp., one of the Hexapoda. See Insecta.

Reptileadjective

Grovelling; low; vulgar.

‘a reptile race or crew; reptile vices’;

Insectnoun

Any air-breathing arthropod, as a spider or scorpion.

Reptileadjective

Creeping; moving on the belly, or by means of small and short legs.

Insectnoun

Any small crustacean. In a wider sense, the word is often loosely applied to various small invertebrates.

Reptileadjective

Hence: Groveling; low; vulgar; as, a reptile race or crew; reptile vices.

‘There is also a false, reptile prudence, the result not of caution, but of fear.’; ‘And dislodge their reptile soulsFrom the bodies and forms of men.’;

Insectnoun

Fig.: Any small, trivial, or contemptible person or thing.

Reptilenoun

An animal that crawls, or moves on its belly, as snakes,, or by means of small, short legs, as lizards, and the like.

‘An inadvertent step may crush the snailThat crawls at evening in the public path;But he that has humanity, forewarned,Will tread aside, and let the reptile live.’;

Insectadjective

Of or pertaining to an insect or insects.

Reptilenoun

One of the Reptilia, or one of the Amphibia.

Insectadjective

Like an insect; small; mean; ephemeral.

Reptilenoun

A groveling or very mean person.

Insectnoun

small air-breathing arthropod

Reptilenoun

any cold-blooded vertebrate of the class Reptilia including tortoises turtles snakes lizards alligators crocodiles and extinct forms

Insectnoun

a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect

Reptile

Reptiles, as most commonly defined, are the animals in the class Reptilia , a paraphyletic grouping comprising all amniotes except synapsids (mammals and their extinct relatives) and Aves (birds). The class comprises turtles, crocodilians, snakes, amphisbaenians, lizards, tuatara, and their extinct relatives.

Insectnoun

a small arthropod animal that has six legs and generally one or two pairs of wings

‘insect pests’;

Insectnoun

any small invertebrate animal such as a spider or tick.

Insect

Insects or Insecta (from Latin insectum) are pancrustacean hexapod invertebrates and the largest group within the arthropod phylum. Insects have a chitinous exoskeleton, a three-part body (head, thorax and abdomen), three pairs of jointed legs, compound eyes and one pair of antennae.

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