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A lizard popular in the US as a household pet, which has been linked to severe infections by unusual serotypes of Salmonella—S Wassenaar, S Rubislaw, S serotype IIIa41:z4z23:-S subspp arizonae, S Kintambo and others. Iguanas also bite, sometimes deep enough to require stitches
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Let him who calls me wild beast and basilisk, leave me alone as something noxious and evil; let him who calls me ungrateful, withhold his service; who calls me wayward, seek not my acquaintance; who calls me cruel, pursue me not; for this wild beast, this basilisk, this ungrateful, cruel, wayward being has no kind of desire to seek, serve, know, or follow them.
Without softening very much the basilisk nature of his stare, he said impassively:
But to be quiet with such a basilisk before him was impossible.
He looked on at these dinners when the bosom was not there, as he looked on at other dinners when the bosom was there; and his eye was a basilisk to Mr Merdle.
He appears by his modest and unaffected narration to have described things as he saw them, to have copied nature from the life, and to have consulted his senses, not his imagination; he meets with no basilisks that destroy with their eyes, his crocodiles devour their prey without tears, and his cataracts fall from the rock without deafening the neighbouring inhabitants.
Complete with a Cobra Basilisk tank and an Elite Horseman figure to drive it, fans can load missiles in the elevating, rotating launcher, making the set's Cobra Air Trooper figure a rolling nightmare for the G.
This basilisk lizard clearly didn't fancy obliging with a demonstration of walking on water to justify its nickname - the Jesus Christ lizard.
Among the unusual thefts were a red rump tarantula in Northants, a falcon, emu and two basilisk lizards in Devon and a micropig in Middlesbrough.
In one funerary text, the deceased, speaking in the first person, describes his conflict with adversaries in colorful terms: "I grew powerful against the basilisk, which agitated the poison of hell against me" (p.
GLASGOW: Inverness Basilisk beat Aberdeen 3-2 in the inaugural of the 16th Scottish Soccer Tournament.
After such recondite, dry, and painstaking analyses, the mention of a dragon and a basilisk in a footnote on page 274 comes as something of a shock.