Reptíle. n.s. An animal that creeps upon many feet.
Terrestial animals may be divided into quadrupeds or reptiles, which have many feet, and serpents which have no feet. Locke's Elements of Natural Philosophy.
Holy retreat! sithence no female hither,
Conscious of social love and nature's rites,
Must dare approach, from the inferior reptile,
To woman, form divine. Prior.