I think I would.
Protusile...it has a mechanical sound to it. A science fiction sound. It conjures up visions of weird, metallic, poking things.
Well, there's a good reason for that.
Protusile means able to be thrust forward.
That's a three-horned chameleon.
Now, something protusile doesn't have to be scary and threatening:
Those are howler monkeys.
But it does sound it, doesn't it?
Word Not To Use Today: protusile. This word comes from the Latin trudere, which means to thrust.