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Rfd-redundant: sense 3 is the same as sense 1. Sense 2 is quite similar as well.... —Internoob 00:17, 31 March 2012 (UTC)

I'd say that there are at least two senses of reptilian bound up in those definitions. One pertains to reptiles themselves: "a reptilian organism", "reptilian egg"; a second sense refers to similarity with reptile characteristics: "Early ancestors of mammals had a reptilian walk," or "His reptilian stare unnerved me." --EncycloPetey (talk) 01:18, 31 March 2012 (UTC)
Sense 3 is definitely redundant, so delete. Maybe sense 1 could go too. I'd say "Early ancestors of mammals had a reptilian walk" is also sense 2, and "His reptilian stare unnerved me." seems more like sense 4. Ungoliant MMDCCLXIV 01:39, 31 March 2012 (UTC)
I would argue that reptilian walk is actually idiomatic, because it refers to a gait that results from having the legs at the side of the body rather than the bottom, much like reptiles do. —CodeCat 02:01, 31 March 2012 (UTC)
I think in this case, it would have been ok to skip the rfd and just merge #1 and #3. Mglovesfun (talk) 10:31, 31 March 2012 (UTC)
Deleted. — Ungoliant (Falai) 04:45, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

Definition 2 of noun[edit]

Definition 2 of noun says ' One of a race of extraterrestrial shape-shifters purported to secretly control the world.' I think that is a mistaken definition. This is in reference to David Icke's use of the term reptilian, Peter Myers has told me 'I understand that phrase of David Icke's is metaphorical, not to be taken literally.' I don't think when Icke and others write about the world's leaders being reptilian they mean it literally, I think it is metaphorical. So I don't think that definition is appropriate because I don't think anyone literally believes reptiles rule the world. RandomScholar30 (talk) 02:02, 20 December 2016 (UTC)

I'll create an RFV. Equinox 02:07, 20 December 2016 (UTC)