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20th Aug '16 5:07:51 PM Vox
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* Mentioned in Book 1 of ''Literature/TheBartimaeusTrilogy'' (2003) in the description of the magician Arthur Underwood's study. The djinni Bartimaeus notes that this, along with other stereotypical "wizardly" paraphernalia, is a good indication that Underwood is a second rate poser, trying to hide his incompetence behind spooky-looking knickknacks that impress the {{Muggles}} but don't have any practical use, whereas the truly powerful magicians favor a sleek, modern look.

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* Mentioned in Book 1 of ''Literature/TheBartimaeusTrilogy'' (2003) in the description of the magician Arthur Underwood's study. The djinni Bartimaeus notes that this, along with other stereotypical "wizardly" paraphernalia, is a good indication that Underwood is a second rate poser, trying to hide his incompetence behind spooky-looking knickknacks that impress the {{Muggles}} but don't have any practical use, whereas the truly powerful magicians favor a sleek, modern look.look (and as later events demonstrate, calling Underwood a "second rate poser" might be considered overly generous).
20th Aug '16 5:00:49 PM Vox
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* Mentioned in Book 1 of ''Literature/TheBartimaeusTrilogy'' (2003) in the description of the magician Arthur Underwood's study. The djinni Bartimaeus notes that this is a good indication that Underwood is a second rate poser, trying to hide his incompetence behind spooky-looking knickknacks that impress the {{Muggles}} but don't have any practical use, whereas the truly powerful magicians favor a sleek, modern look.

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* Mentioned in Book 1 of ''Literature/TheBartimaeusTrilogy'' (2003) in the description of the magician Arthur Underwood's study. The djinni Bartimaeus notes that this this, along with other stereotypical "wizardly" paraphernalia, is a good indication that Underwood is a second rate poser, trying to hide his incompetence behind spooky-looking knickknacks that impress the {{Muggles}} but don't have any practical use, whereas the truly powerful magicians favor a sleek, modern look.
12th Jun '16 8:53:27 AM StFan
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* In ''Webcomic/RoguesOfClwydRhan'', Krakatoa the witch also has a stuffed crocodile [[http://rocr.net/index.php?p=20070426 hanging from the ceiling of her house]].
5th Jun '16 11:05:44 AM StFan
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--->Like all wizards' workshops, the place looked as though a taxidermist had dropped his stock in a foundry and then had a fight with a maddened glassblower, braining a passing crocodile in the process (it hung from the rafters and smelt strongly of camphor).

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* The dog wizard Tibbeth's shop in ''Literature/StrangerAtTheWedding'' (1994) by Creator/BarbaraHambly:
-->A mummified crocodile hung from the low rafters overhead.
** The trope is played with, in that it is a common wizard's prop in-universe, and its use is eventually explained - it's hanging until it is entirely mummified, at which point it will be cut to pieces for use in potions and replaced by a fresh one.

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* The dog wizard Tibbeth's shop in ''Literature/StrangerAtTheWedding'' (1994) by Creator/BarbaraHambly:
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overhead." The trope is played with, in that it is a common wizard's prop in-universe, and its use is eventually explained - -- it's hanging until it is entirely mummified, at which point it will be cut to pieces for use in potions and replaced by a fresh one.




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* ''{{Series/Outlander}}'' in the episode "Not in Scotland Anymore", Clare enters Master Raymond's apothecary, where a stuffed alligator is clearly shown suspended from the ceiling.

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* ''{{Series/Outlander}}'' ''Series/{{Outlander}}'' in the episode "Not in Scotland Anymore", Clare enters Master Raymond's apothecary, where a stuffed alligator is clearly shown suspended from the ceiling.

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31st May '16 12:34:27 AM PaulA
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* ''Romeo and Juliet'' (1590s) by William Shakespeare:
-->And in his needy shop, a tortoise hung, An alligator stuff'd, and other skins Of ill-shap'd fishes...
30th May '16 11:55:38 PM Ebly
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* ''Romeo and Juliet'' (1590s) by William Shakespeare:
-->And in his needy shop, a tortoise hung, An alligator stuff'd, and other skins Of ill-shap'd fishes...
25th Apr '16 4:25:30 AM jormis29
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* {{Series/Outlander}} in the episode ''Not in Scotland Anymore'', Clare enters Master Raymond's apothecary, where a stuffed alligator is clearly shown suspended from the ceiling.

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* {{Series/Outlander}} ''{{Series/Outlander}}'' in the episode ''Not "Not in Scotland Anymore'', Anymore", Clare enters Master Raymond's apothecary, where a stuffed alligator is clearly shown suspended from the ceiling.
25th Apr '16 3:17:18 AM stevenothing
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* {{Series/Outlander}} in the episode ''Not in Scotland Anymore'', Clare enters Master Raymond's apothecary, where a stuffed alligator is clearly shown suspended from the ceiling.
22nd Apr '16 7:42:54 AM PaulA
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* On ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' [[TheCaptain Sisko's]] father has an alligator hanging from the ceiling of his restaurant, despite not being an apothecary. Then again, his restaurant is in [[TheBigEasy New Orleans]], so it may have just been for the local atmosphere.
22nd Apr '16 4:21:27 AM StarTropes
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* on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' [[TheCaptain Sisko's]] father has an alligator hanging from the ceiling of his restaurant, despite not being an apothecary. Then again, his restaurant is in [[TheBigEasy New Orleans]], so it may have just been for the local atmosphere.

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* on On ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' [[TheCaptain Sisko's]] father has an alligator hanging from the ceiling of his restaurant, despite not being an apothecary. Then again, his restaurant is in [[TheBigEasy New Orleans]], so it may have just been for the local atmosphere.
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