\ ˈkräk \

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The curved heel and slouchy suede of her knee-high Babs boot, on the other hand, leans a bit more ’80s—ditto the white faux-croc Kati boots with a similar low heel. Emily Farra, Vogue, "The Designer Behind Rag & Bone’s Cult-Favorite Boot Is Branching Out With Her Own Line," 1 Oct. 2018 The actress also carried an ultra-tiny By Far mini croc bag, which is currently available to shop at Net-A-Porter. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Priyanka Chopra Steps Out in a Colorful Paisley Suit After Bridal Shower," 29 Oct. 2018 The robust male croc joins the ranks of 190 other crocodiles that have already been captured and moved from populated areas in the Northern Territory this year. Kelli Bender,, "Just Another Day in Australia: Rangers Wrangle 1,300-lb. Crocodile to Keep It from Entering Town," 10 July 2018 Letting a dog taunt the croc puts the dog in avoidable danger. Benjamin Brown, Fox News, "Crocodile eats small dog that spent years chasing it back into river," 7 June 2018 Normally Pippa would race down, go for the tail and the croc would just go into the river. Scott Berson, miamiherald, "Pippa the dog was famous for chasing a crocodile. That didn't work out this time," 7 June 2018 In an effort to prevent potential croc attacks, rangers routinely trap the animals and move them away from areas populated by humans. Deutsche Welle, USA TODAY, "Giant 16.4-foot saltwater crocodile captured in Australia," 10 July 2018 Pippa's owner, Kai Hansen, said, according to the Independent, after the dog was finally eaten by the croc while horrified onlookers screamed and a camera captured the whole thing. Scott Berson, miamiherald, "Pippa the dog was famous for chasing a crocodile. That didn't work out this time," 7 June 2018 The Cuban croc is endangered, not only due to shrinking habitat, but also to hybridization as its gene pool gets polluted by natural encounters with the bigger, shyer American crocodile. Krista Stevens, Longreads, "On Saving the Cuban Crocodile from American Invasion," 22 June 2018

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1884, in the meaning defined above

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a servile follower or underling

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