American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various dark-colored, chiefly nonvenomous snakes, such as the black racer or the black rat snake of North America.
- n. A long, tapering, braided rawhide or leather whip with a snapper on the end.
- n. large harmless shiny black North American snake
- n. blackish racer of the eastern United States that grows to six feet
- From black + snake. (Wiktionary)
“An animal control officer removed a healthy blacksnake from a woman's basement and returned it to the wild.”
“Karayilan -- his name is Turkish for "blacksnake" -- is a hunted man.”
“Maurice gathered the lines firmly, seized his "blacksnake," and, with a low whistle, urged his animals, that bounded forward, snorting with fear as a crack of thunder followed, booming down the gorges with deafening echoes.”
“The overseer, a great strong man, cracking his "blacksnake" from time to time, to enforce authority, excited our strong indignation.”
“blacksnake," and, with a low whistle, urged his animals, that bounded forward, snorting with fear as a crack of thunder followed, booming down the gorges with deafening echoes.”
“The rope, fast to the block and following it, lashed about like a blacksnake, and, though the block fell clear of Mr. Mellaire, the bight of the rope snatched off his cap.”
“A humane society field agent was dispatched in response to a homeowner's call to the division about a large blacksnake in a bathroom.”
“An animal control officer removed a healthy blacksnake found in the living room of a residence and returned it to the wild.”
“An officer removed a healthy blacksnake and returned it to the wild.”
“An animal control officer responded to a report of a large blacksnake in a toilet.”
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