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Brewer's: Chameleon

You are a chameleon, i.e. very changeable- shifting according to the opinions of others, as the chameleon changes its hue to that of contiguous objects. As the chameleon, who is known To…

anole

(Encyclopedia) anole: see chameleon.

chameleon

(Encyclopedia) chameleon km´ln, –ml´yn, small- to medium-sized lizard of the family Chamaeleonidae. More than 150 species are found in sub-Saharan Africa, with a few in S Europe and S Asia. The…

Barthélemy, Auguste Marseille

(Encyclopedia) Barthélemy, Auguste Marseille güst´ märs´y bärtlm´, 1796–1867, French poet. With his friend Joseph Méry he wrote several brilliant and popular political satires, including La…

How do Chameleons Change Color

The Question: What causes a chameleon to change its body color? The Answer: The chameleon has several cell layers beneath its transparent skin. These layers are…

iguana

(Encyclopedia) iguana gwä´n, name for several large lizards of the family Iguanidae, found in tropical America and the Galapagos. The common iguana (Iguana iguana) is a tree-living, strictly…

Moore, Brian

(Encyclopedia) Moore, Brian, 1921–99, Canadian-American novelist, b. Belfast, Northern Ireland. He emigrated to Canada in 1948, where he was a reporter for the Montreal Gazette. He later moved to the…

Percy Bysshe Shelley: An Exhortation

by Percy Bysshe Shelley Ode to the West WindThe Indian SerenadeAn Exhortation Published with "Prometheus Unbound", 1820. Dated 'Pisa, April, 1820' in Harvard manuscript (Woodberry), but…

Brewer's: Champ de Manoeuvre

(Le). The soldiers' exercise ground. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Champs de MaiChameleon A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V…

Brewer's: Chambre Ardente

(French), “A lighted chamber” (A darkened court). Before the Revolution, certain offences in France were tried in a court from which daylight was excluded, and the only light admitted was…