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 Croc’odile (3 syl.).Crocodile’s Eye. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Crocodile (King).
 
A king who devours his people, or at least their substance. Browne, in his Travels, tells us that there is a king crocodile, as there is a queen bee. The king crocodile has no tail.   1
 


 Croc’odile (3 syl.).Crocodile’s Eye. 

 
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