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bleed the lizard

vulgar slang To urinate, said of or by a male. After my third cup of coffee, I really had to go bleed the lizard.
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flat out like a lizard drinking

1. adjective Very busy; preoccupied with many different things at once. Primarily heard in Australia. Sorry I couldn't make it to lunch today, I've been flat out like a lizard drinking all day. I've been flat out like a lizard drinking at work lately—I barely have time to see my kids anymore.
2. adverb At the greatest possible speed, efficiency, or power. Primarily heard in Australia. We drove that car through town flat out like a lizard drinking. The whole team is working flat out like a lizard drinking to get this project finished on time.
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lot lizard

slang A prostitute who primarily or solely solicits sexual services in parking lots used by truck drivers. Primarily heard in US. Like clockwork, the lot lizards start scoping out potential customers as soon as the sun sets.
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lounge lizard

A man who frequents bars and clubs in an attempt to meet women. Primarily heard in US. That dive bar is filled with nothing but troublemakers and lounge lizards.
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viviparous lizard

A European species of lizard, so named because the females give birth to live young (as opposed to laying eggs). Today, we're going to study the viviparous lizard.
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lounge lizard

A man interested in snaring a wealthy woman. The phrase was first heard after World War I, when it was applied to musicians who performed in supper clubs and kept an eye out for susceptible women of means. As the century progressed, a man didn't have to be a musician; any well-dressed predatory male earned that phrase. Some say “lizard” referred to reptile shoes that were popular footwear; other say the word applies to the men's low-life character. “Lounge lizard” is the male equivalent of “gold digger.”
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Lizards are apparently found everywhere in many of the warmer parts of the world because of their poikilothermic nature.
He said: "If the contractors get in touch with me, we will discuss options to prevent a crime taking place, which would be the case if any lizards were killed.
This relationship reflects the slower maximum running speed and therefore, reduced escape ability of lizards at lower body temperature (Bennett 1980).
Barry Sinervo, a herpetologist at the University of California, Santa Cruz, began to focus on lizard extinctions during fieldwork in France, when he and two French researchers noticed an unsettling pattern of local extinctions while surveying several well-documented populations.
In the next two exercises, Designing Lizards and Evolving Lizards, the student is invited to "design" lizards, choosing from an eight-trait palette, adding traits in sets of two and three to a base-model lizard that is shown on five different islands.
He added: "Both the lizards lay eggs most years, but we usually just throw them out.
While an adult lizard might fall prey to a mantis, the newly hatched baby mantises would be an ideal meal for the lizards.
Horned lizards (genus Phrynosoma) are considered dietary ant specialists, yet there is much variation in the degree of myrmecophagy among the 13 currently recognized species (Montanucci, 1989).
Color change in lizards is a common morphologically or physiologically based phenomenon that is species specific and additionally, can represent a selective balance between signaling needs and the need for crypsis (Stuart-Fox et al.
Heathrow Airport staff were shocked to see a monitor lizard freely wandering around the Terminal 4 baggage area this past week, illegal wildlife tracking officials say.
If the King lizard died, his family and all the other lizards would die too.
com FORTY rare sand lizards have been released on dunes in Gronant in a bid to revive their population.
Then about 5,000 years ago--around the time that pharaohs began to rule Egypt--the lizards arrived.
The lizards lose many of their homes when people move into their areas.
Dark lime green" is how biologist Zachary Rodriguez describes the blood of the Prasinohaema lizards of New Guinea and surrounding islands.