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Definition of Gharial
1. a large reptile [n -S]
Lexicographical Neighbors of Gharial
gharial (current term)
Literary usage of Gharial
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Nineteenth Century (1889)
"The gharial was sixteen feet in length. On being opened the stomach was found empty, with the exception of a number of pebbles from the size of a marble ..."
2. Reality Checks: Teaching Reading Comprehension with Nonfiction by Tony Stead (2006)
"In the piece, the author talks about how the gharial sweeps its jaw sideways and grabs the middle of the fish. It then juggles it so that it can be eaten ..."
3. The BBC Natural History Unit's Wildlife Specials by David Attenborough, Keith Scholey, B.B.C.Natural History Unit (1997)
"Along with (he gharial, this is also the largest crocodilian at up to 7 m (r. ... Post-natal care has been observed, although gharial do not carry their ..."
4. British Museum Guides: Vertrbrates by British Museum (Natural History) (1906)
"The true gharial has from 27 to 29 pairs of lower teeth, ... In the False gharial, on the other hand, the number of upper teeth is 20 or 21, ..."
5. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1901)
"In spite of its great size, which reaches 20 feet or even more, it is harmless, and lives entirely upon fish ; hence its Hindustani name, gharial, ..."