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Batrachian  adj.  (Zool.) Pertaining to the Batrachia.

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"Batrachian" Quotes from Famous Books

... nearer our own the roost cultivated people accepted the remains of a gigantic batrachian[4] as those of a man who had witnessed the flood, and it was the same with a tortoise found in Italy scarcely thirty years ago. Dr. Carl, in a work published at Frankfort[5] in 1709, took up another ...
— Manners and Monuments of Prehistoric Peoples • The Marquis de Nadaillac

... as the Professor said, that there is only one solution (not counting a reversal) to this puzzle. The frogs that jump are George in the third horizontal row; Chang, the artful-looking batrachian at the end of the fourth row; and Wilhelmina, the fair creature in the seventh row. George jumps downwards to the second tumbler in the seventh row; Chang, who can only leap short distances in consequence of chronic rheumatism, removes somewhat unwillingly ...
— The Canterbury Puzzles - And Other Curious Problems • Henry Ernest Dudeney

... as to diet. A general scavenger, the Burying-beetle refuses no sort of cadaveric putrescence. All is good to his senses, feathered game or furry, provided that the burden do not exceed his strength. He exploits the batrachian or the reptile with no less animation. He accepts without hesitation extraordinary finds, probably unknown to his race, as witness a certain Goldfish, a red Chinese Carp, whose body, placed in one of my cages, was forthwith considered an excellent tit-bit ...
— The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles • Jean Henri Fabre

... when the door opened and two gentlemen stumbled over Mr. Lipscomb's legs. The foremost was Claud Walsingham Popple; and above his shoulder shone the batrachian countenance of Peter Van Degen. A brief murmur from Mr. Popple made his companion known to the two ladies, and Mr. Van Degen promptly seated himself behind Undine, relegating the painter ...
— The Custom of the Country • Edith Wharton

Words linked to "Batrachian" :   Bombina bombina, tongueless frog, toad frog, Alytes obstetricans, sheep frog, Liopelma hamiltoni, leptodactylid frog, fire-bellied toad, amphibian, true frog, bell toad, tailed toad, Gastrophryne carolinensis, zoology, spadefoot toad, crapaud, Gastrophryne olivacea, robber frog, toad, leptodactylid, salientian, midwife toad

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