from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of several different rattlesnakes inhabiting the prairies, as the massasauga, Sistrurus catenatus, and especially Crotalus confluentus, the most common and widely distributed rattler in the West.
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We dismounted and found in fact it was made by a prairie-rattlesnake, which lay coiled around a tuft of herbage, and which we soon dispatched.
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