alligator skin n.
The wallet was evidently an expensive one: alligator skin lined with Russian leather.
The Carter Girls Nell Speed
It looks to me like alligator skin was going out of fashion.
The Jack-Knife Man Ellis Parker Butler
A little tree with alligator skin bark grows North and South, and chiefly in the eastern half of the country.
Trees Every Child Should Know Julia Ellen Rogers
The bark of the dogwood is checkered like alligator skin but with deep furrows that make it very rough.
Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
From their leather waist belt hung a short, heavy machete or sabre, and an alligator skin case of Dutch hunting knives.
The Monarchs of the Main, Volume I (of 3) Walter Thornbury
- Alligator snapping turtle
a large American snapping turtle, Macroclemys temmincki, having three prominent ridges on its shell and a wormlike process on the floor of the mouth used to attract prey. Historical Examples The alligator snapping turtle (Macroclemys) is probably the most aquatic fresh-water turtle in the United States. North American Recent Soft-shelled Turtles (Family Trionychidae) Robert G. […]
- Alligator wrench
a wrench having a V -shaped pair of serrated jaws set at right angles to the shank for turning cylindrical or irregularly shaped parts. Historical Examples The alligator wrench is one of the handiest tools to have in a home or shop. The Library of Work and Play: Working in Metals Charles Conrad Sleffel
either of two broad-snouted crocodilians of the genus Alligator, of the southeastern U.S. and eastern China. (loosely) any broad-snouted crocodilian, as a caiman. Metallurgy. a machine for bringing the balls of iron from a puddling furnace into compact form so that they can be handled. Jazz. an enthusiastic fan of swing. (of paint, varnish, or […]
Margery, 1904–66, English mystery writer. Contemporary Examples In that sense, it appears Allingham not only defied his statistical life span, but longevity science as well. How to Live Forever Casey Schwartz July 28, 2009 Whenever someone lives as long as Allingham did, others are eager to learn his secret. How to Live Forever Casey Schwartz […]