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Insect vs. Reptile

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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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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.
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Insect

A small arthropod animal that has six legs and generally one or two pairs of wings
Insect pests
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Reptile

Any of various usually cold-blooded egg-laying vertebrates often grouped in the class Reptilia, having dry skin covered with scales or horny plates and breathing by means of lungs, and including the snakes, lizards, crocodilians, and turtles. In some classification systems, birds are considered to be reptiles because they are descended from reptilian dinosaurs.
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Insect

Any of numerous arthropod animals of the class Insecta, having an adult stage characterized by three pairs of legs and a body segmented into head, thorax, and abdomen and usually having one or two pairs of wings. Insects include the flies, crickets, mosquitoes, beetles, butterflies, and bees.
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Reptile

A person regarded as contemptible or obsequious.
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Insect

Any of various other small, chiefly arthropod animals, such as spiders, centipedes, or ticks, usually having many legs. Not in scientific use.
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Reptile

(strictly) A cold-blooded vertebrate of the class Reptilia; an amniote that is neither a synapsid nor a bird; excludes amphibians.
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Insect

An insignificant or contemptible person.
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Reptile

A reptile or amphibian.
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Insect

An arthropod (in the Insecta class) characterized by six legs, up to four wings, and a chitinous exoskeleton.
Our shed has several insect infestions, including ants, yellowjackets, and wasps.
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Reptile

(figuratively) A mean or grovelling person.
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Insect

(colloquial) Any small arthropod similar to an insect, including spiders, centipedes, millipedes, etc.
The swamp is swarming with every sort of insect.
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Reptile

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

(derogatory) A contemptible or powerless person.
The manager’s assistant was the worst sort of insect.
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Reptile

Grovelling; low; vulgar.
A reptile race or crew
Reptile vices
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Insect

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

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

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

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.
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Insect

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

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.
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Insect

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

One of the Reptilia, or one of the Amphibia.
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Insect

Of or pertaining to an insect or insects.
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Reptile

A groveling or very mean person.
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Insect

Like an insect; small; mean; ephemeral.
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Reptile

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

Small air-breathing arthropod
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Insect

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