Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of very venomous serpents, of the family Elapidæ or made the type of family Najidæ, having the skin of the neck distensible into a kind of hood, the anal scute entire, the urosteges two-rowed, and no postparietal plates; the cobras. The common cobra of India is N. tripudians; the asp of Africa is N. haje. See cuts under
- n. cobras.
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“The eighteen recorded snake species include king cobra Ophiophagus hannah and spectacled cobra Naja naja, three vipers and six sea-snakes.”
“The reptilian fauna includes water monitor Varanus salvator, Indian python Python molurus, common cobra Naja naja and king cobra N. hannah.”
“Common cobra Naja naja occurs in areas of disturbed agricultural land.”
“The capture of venomous snakes has dramatically reduced the numbers of rare species such as the Central Asian cobra (Naja naja oxiana) and sand echis (Echis carinatus) as well as many common species.”
“Other reptiles in the area are leopard gecko (Eublepharis macularius), which is common throughout the ecoregion; the Indian cobra (Naja naja), found in Baluchistan; and the Central Asian cobra (Naja oxiana) from the northwest plains.”
“Kipling not only conveys a vivid sense of danger and wickedness but also describes the appearance and defensive behavior of Naja naja, the Indian cobra, with as precise an eye as any herpetologist.”
“They form a literary school known in Russia as oblitchitel naja (accusing, refuting).”
“Ah, those maladette bestie di serpenti -- they swarmed among the rocks: they were of every kind and size; worst of all, the spleenful naja.”
“A handful of silver to the snake catcher and his boy sent them away delighted, while the wounded mongoose, having greedily sucked the blood of the dead cobra, wandered away in triumph, creeping on its belly into the rank grass in search of the life-saving herb which it alone can find, to cure the venom-inflamed wounds of the deadly "naja.”
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