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  • It was a woman — she was neither pretty nor ugly just naked: she turned up in front of me and stood there unsmiling, her arms, hands and fingers spread, her legs wide apart, like a frill-necked lizard ghost.

    Little People

  • He refers to Griffin thusly: "She's adopted the shellacked look of a botoxed, frill-necked lizard -- but that just insults all the other shellacked frill-necked lizards out there."

    Jim David: Kathy Griffin, and Why Conservatives Aren't Funny

  • If he wanted to make a joke like that, while trashing liberals, "She's adopted the shellacked look of a botoxed, frill-necked lizard -- but enough about Nancy Pelosi" would have worked better.

    Jim David: Kathy Griffin, and Why Conservatives Aren't Funny

  • While the frill-necked lizard listened with a smile;

    Drover's Dream

  • Her outfits for the film included a suit of full body armor for the title character played by Gary Oldman, whose glistening red color and all-over corrugation made it look like exposed musculature, and a voluminous wedding dress worn by the actress Sadie Frost, with a stiff, round, aggressive lace collar inspired by the ruffs of frill-necked lizards.

    NYT > Home Page

  • "lovely arrangement of flowers" and a frill-necked lizard ornament she had left at her mother's memorial site had been removed without her permission.

    sunshinecoastdaily.com.au: The Sunshine Coast Daily

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