- From Afrikaans boomslang, from Dutch boomslang, composed of boom ("tree") + slang ("snake"). (Wiktionary)
“And while the boomslang was a great balled mouse, it was abit flat and it got outrun by the optical ones.”
“Most snakes occurring here are not poisonous, and those that are tend to be shy, as in the case of the boomslang (Dispholidus typus), which spends much of its time hunting birds and chameleons in the trees.”
“The most common arboreal snakes are the green mamba (Dendroaspis angusticeps) and the boomslang (Dispholidus typus typus).”
“Among the reptilian predators are the boomslang (Dispholidus typus typus), Cape cobra (Naja nivea), puff adder (Bitis arietans), and rock monitor (Varanus exanthematicus albigularis), as well as geckos, lizards, and skinks.”
“Near-imperceptible rustles in the thatch sent me into a fever of terror, and on several occasions I convinced myself that a thread of green boomslang was dangling above my bed in the darkness, ready to inflict a fatal bite.”
“She brought in a boomslang as a present and deposited it, still very much alive, on the lounge carpet.”
“Its strings — string, rather, for a single strand of fiberop carries much more than the required bandwidth — lay on the floor like a gory boomslang, gobbets of flesh and hair quivering at one end.”
“Hermione had taken the boomslang skin back in their second year - they had needed it for the Polyjuice Potion - and while Snape had suspected Harry at the time, he had never been able to prove it.”
“They still needed the Bicorn horn and the boomslang skin, and the only place they were going to get them was from Snape's private stores.”
“Shredded skin of a boomslang, that's definitely not in the students 'cupboard.”
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