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Chameleon

People's Dictionary of the Bible

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Chameleon. Leviticus 11:30. A kind of lizard, of singular habits and appearance. Its body is about six inches long; its feet have five toes each, arranged like two thumbs opposite to three fingers; its eyes turn backwards or forwards independently of each other. It feeds upon flies, which it catches by darting out its long, viscous tongue. It has the faculty of inflating itself at pleasure with air, and thus changing its color from its ordinary gray to green, purple, and even black when enraged. The eyes project out of the head, and can be moved in any direction, and each eye can be moved independently of the other, so that the animal can see ahead with one eye, and at the same instant see behind with the other eye.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Chameleon'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​rpd/​c/chameleon.html. 1893.
 
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