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 for toad
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Toad \Toad\, n. [OE. tode, tade, AS. t[=a]die, t[=a]dige; of
     unknown origin. Cf. Tadpole.] (Zool.)
     Any one of numerous species of batrachians belonging to the
     genus Bufo and allied genera, especially those of the
     family Bufonidae. Toads are generally terrestrial in their
     habits except during the breeding season, when they seek the
     water. Most of the species burrow beneath the earth in the
     daytime and come forth to feed on insects at night. Most
     toads have a rough, warty skin in which are glands that
     secrete an acrid fluid.
     [1913 Webster]
     Note: The common toad ({Bufo vulgaris) and the natterjack
           are familiar European species. The common American toad
           ({Bufo lentiginosus) is similar to the European toad,
           but is less warty and is more active, moving chiefly by
           [1913 Webster]
     Obstetrical toad. (Zool.) See under Obstetrical.
     Surinam toad. (Zool.) See Pita.
     Toad lizard (Zool.), a horned toad.
     Toad pipe (Bot.), a hollow-stemmed plant ({Equisetum
        limosum) growing in muddy places. --Dr. Prior.
     Toad rush (Bot.), a low-growing kind of rush ({Juncus
     Toad snatcher (Zool.), the reed bunting. [Prov. Eng.]
     Toad spittle. (Zool.) See Cuckoo spit, under Cuckoo.
     Tree toad. (Zool.) See under Tree.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: any of various tailless stout-bodied amphibians with long
           hind limbs for leaping; semiaquatic and terrestrial species
           [syn: frog, toad, toad frog, anuran, batrachian,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  67 Moby Thesaurus words for "toad":
     amphibian, apple-polisher, ass-licker, backscratcher, backslapper,
     batrachian, bootlick, bootlicker, brown-nose, brownie, bullfrog,
     clawback, courtier, creature, cringer, croaker, dog, dupe, fawner,
     flatterer, flunky, footlicker, frog, groveler, handshaker, helot,
     hoppytoad, hoptoad, instrument, jackal, kowtower, lackey,
     led captain, lickspit, lickspittle, mealymouth, minion, newt,
     paddock, peon, polliwog, prick, puppet, salamander, scum, serf,
     shit, shithead, skunk, slave, snake, spaniel, stinker, stooge,
     suck, sycophant, tadpole, timeserver, toadeater, toady, tool,
     tree frog, tree toad, truckler, tufthunter, turd, yes-man

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

      1. Notionally, to change a MUD player into a toad.
      2. To permanently and totally exile a player from the MUD. A very serious
      action, which can only be done by a MUD wizard; often involves a lot of
      debate among the other characters first. See also frog, FOD.

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