from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A so-called horned frog or toad. See under toad.
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Perhaps the stunner had slowed up the hound's reflexes, for those jaws stilled with a last shattering snap, the toad-lizard mask -- a head which was against all nature as the Terrans knew it -- was quiet in the strangle leash of the rope, the rest of the body serving as a cork to fill the exit hole.
Me hat's there, and that there toad-lizard oughter be over there, if he ain't scared to death.
I'll quit writin 'po'try jest at present and finish gettin' acquainted with that there toad-lizard.