from The Century Dictionary.
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- adjective (Zoöl.) Lacertian.
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For me, the big moment of "The Big Picture" was standing in front of Pollock's shimmering, lacertine labyrinth "One: Number 31, 1950," and looking downfield at David Smith's "Australia" 1951.
Like a lacertine Vicar of Bray, he varies incontinently from buff to blue, and from blue back to orange again, under stress of circumstances.
The former exhausts itself first in fantastic lacertine forms, twisted into the shapes of the commencing letters or words of the writing, to which the suggestion of some Byzantine MS, perhaps occasionally adds a frame.