Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the back marked with lozenge-shaped figures.
“A huge diamond-backed rattlesnake blocked the path, coiled and poised to strike, rattling at me like mad.”
“Doubtless they had holes somewhere about the base of the mound and there might be a dozen big diamond-backed rattlers coiled up in that cave-like interior waiting for him to put his hand among them.”
“We took a peep at the diamond-backed dining-room, and when I saw the waiters refusing everything but certified checks in the way of a tip, I said to Peaches, "This is no place for us!”
“After that, she led Bernice off to a dense thicket where she said she had something to show her and, to Bernice's horror, exhibited a huge diamond-backed rattlesnake, coiled as if asleep.”
“In the experiments on snake poisons he was conducting he had in confinement a six-foot diamond-backed Florida rattler.”
“The first impulse of Clanton had been to stamp out the life of this man just as he would that of a diamond-backed rattlesnake; but he meant to take his time about it and to see that the fellow suffered.”
“All the diamond-backed terrapins at fifty dollars a dozen which he might be invited to enjoy after that would do him no harm.”
“The eastern diamond-backed rattlesnake's birthing moment was even more dramatic, as she suddenly produced 19 very healthy offspring consisting of 10 females and nine males.”
“A diamond-backed water snake floats on a partly submerged branch, letting the sun bake him into wakefulness, when he'll slither off and hunt for perch in the shallows.”
“Notice the chainlike pattern on the back of the diamond-backed water snake at top.”
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