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That's a term derived from the early 1800s, when Gov. Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts produced a one-sided redistricting plan for the state legislature that a cartoonist drew in the shape of a salamander.
Lizard-like, salamander-like and long-bodied swimming or burrowing microsaurs are known, virtually all being less than c 30 cm in total length.
The frogs, toads and salamanders come in different sizes and dangers (some poison dart frogs are small but mighty and must be kept behind those glass cases).
The electoral map of Essex County was said to resemble a salamander.
Since the 1990’s, Liaoning, China, has provided many remarkable examples of insects, fish, salamanders, and feathered relatives of the Museum’s dromaeosaurids.
The term gerrymander was coined after Elbridge Gerry, Massachusetts's governor, signed an 1812 law that included a voting district shaped like a salamander to help the electoral prospects of his party.
Gerrymandering, the practice of drawing boundaries for political advantage, often producing bizarre-shaped districts resembling spiders or salamanders, has long drawn criticism.
The term gerrymander was coined after Elbridge Gerry, Massachusetts’s governor, signed an 1812 law that included a voting district shaped like a salamander to help the electoral prospects of his party.
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Origin and Etymology of salamander
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of salamander for English Language Learners
: a small animal that looks like a lizard with smooth skin and that lives both on land and in water
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