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crocodile

any large, tropical, aquatic lizardlike reptile of the order Crocodilia, possessing a four-chambered heart that is unique in reptiles.

crocodile

large aquatic reptile, member of the family Crocodylidae. Includes the Nile (Crocodylus niloticus), the Marsh or Mugger (C. palustris), the Estuarine or Saltwater (C. porosus), the American (C. acutus), New Guinea (C. novaeguineae) and the West African (Osteolaemus tetraspis) crocodile. Crocodile and alligator farms are now an established means of producing hides for commerce.
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During the struggle, the Good Samaritan, who was walking to a nearby Jobcentre, heard her screams and pulled the mugger off her.
The mugger is described as a white male, in his 20s or 30s, with shoulder-length black hair.
In one year, the average fine handed to muggers by magistrates was only pounds 75, and yet a minor parking infringement earns a pounds 120 ticket in London, or pounds 70 outside the capital.
30pm on Friday, July 10, when he was approached by the mugger.
My mom, who has always been fearful of such attacks, had wrapped the strap of her purse around her fingers and when the mugger pulled the handbag, he nearly pulled apart two of my mother's fingers.
The mugger pounced from behind before fleeing towards Main Street and Watts Lane.
45pm outside Portobello Green Arcade and the mugger ran off towards nearby Ladbroke Grove Underground station.
The mugger took two purses containing about pounds 40.
THE Kinks front man Ray Davies was recovering last night after being shot by a mugger who snatched his girlfriend's bag.
A BRAVE janitor tackled a mugger just four weeks after he "died" on an operating table.
Murray dismisses the wannabe mugger, but Carter won't let him pass without payment.
Murphy the Mugger, an 87-pound rottweiler, has been obedient ever since he was a puppy, says owner Flo Walberg of Chatsworth.