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Recent Examples on the Web The animals’ crocodile-like skulls hint at a similarly croc-like ability to nab fast-moving prey such as fish. Michael Greshko, National Geographic, "Case for 'river monster' Spinosaurus strengthened by new fossil teeth," 28 Apr. 2020 However, Burke said one croc caught in the Katherine River three years ago measured 15.5 feet long. Fox News, "Australian rangers trap 770-pound crocodile near Outback tourist spot," 31 Aug. 2020 The hot pink croc sports a sparkly bowler hat and oversized bow tie and has bright lime eyes. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, "'The Masked Singer' reveals Season 4 characters, shows off a hot pink Croc ready to rock," 27 Aug. 2020 In fact, the largest croc ever in captivity was a 20-foot, 3-inch saltwater crocodile from the Philippines named Lolong, which died in 2013. Bill Heavey, Field & Stream, "The 10 Deadliest Animals on Earth," 5 Aug. 2020 The prehistoric croc may have also bobbed along on one of the ocean’s surface currents that travel west from Africa to the Americas. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, "New Evidence Suggests Ancient Crocodiles Swam From Africa to America," 27 July 2020 Wearing an oversized camel power blazer by The Row, a white bra, black bike shorts by Khaite, and croc mules by Giuseppe Zanotti, EmRata took to the streets of New York after attending The Wrap's Power Women Breakfast event in Tribeca. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "EmRata Just Became Your Boss in This Blazer, Bra, and Bike Shorts Look," 9 July 2019 The zebra is a taxidermied skin, but the croc is a reproduction, starting out as a carcass cast, which is then sculpted and air-brushed for the ultimate in realism. Ralph P. Stuart, Outdoor Life, "13 Amazing Animal Mounts," 6 Mar. 2020 The campaign shows Gregg, Pome’e, and Cax in full fashion form, all sporting animal prints from croc to leopard, bright red and yellow hues, and ultra-flattering silhouettes from the size-inclusive collection. Eliza Huber,, "Gabi Fresh’s New Campaign With Swimsuits For All Is A Tribute To The Late Mama Cax," 4 Feb. 2020

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1884, in the meaning defined above

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9 Oct 2020

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“Croc.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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