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twenty-four hours

Syllabification: twen·ty-four hours

Definition of twenty-four hours in English:

noun

West Indian
A long-legged arboreal lizard of tropical America, related to the anoles.
  • Polychrus marmoratus, family Iguanidae

Origin

so named from the superstition that a person touched by one will die within twenty-four hours.

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