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marsh-crocodile

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A common species of southern Asia, Crocodilus palustris, somewhat smaller and less dangerous than the muggar, or salt-water crocodile, C. porosus.

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Examples

  • _Eli-kimboola_ [1], the Indian crocodile, inhabiting the rivers and estuaries throughout the low countries of the coasts, attaining the length of sixteen or eighteen feet, and ready to assail man when pressed by hunger; and the marsh-crocodile [2], which lives exclusively in fresh water, frequenting the tanks in the northern and central provinces, and confining its attacks to the smaller animals: in length it seldom exceeds twelve or thirteen feet.

    Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon

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