ALLIGATOR

Below the term “ALLIGATOR” from the Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce.

I placed this term (and I am still working on placing each and every of the close to 1000 terms of the Devils Dictionary) on a separate page that you can easily share in your social networks.

But this is only on part of the story: Feel free to comment on the terms, to shed lights about persons mentioned, to write your own definition – now that more 100 years have gone by since the publishing of the Devil’s Dictionary. If you have images that could contribute to this common adventure – please get in contact with me via email – dictionarynet123@gmail.com.


ALLIGATOR, n. The crocodile of America, superior in every detail to the crocodile of the effete monarchies of the Old World. Herodotus
says the Indus is, with one exception, the only river that produces
crocodiles, but they appear to have gone West and grown up with the
other rivers. From the notches on his back the alligator is called a
sawrian.

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