Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of serpent.

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Examples

  • There was once a man, a Serpent-charmer,91 who used to train serpents, and this was his trade; and he had a great basket,92 wherein were three snakes, but the people of his house knew this not.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Not to mention the bronze serpent on the pole which Moses raised to save the Israelites bitten by the poisonous serpents, which is identified with Christ on the cross.

    You Go, Greydanus, or, O'Brien and the Dragon

  • Their central staffs are considered axis mundi, while the serpents are the guardians of the knowledge that passes through that link between heaven and earth.

    The Thieves of Darkness

  • You are indeed wont to call serpents, leopards, and lions savage creatures; but yet yourselves are defiled with blood, and come nothing behind them in cruelty.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • The news she shared with Vivacia had been bad as well as good, but knowing the fate of her serpents was a kind of peace in itself.

    Ship Of Destiny

  • Remind them, that I can recall the serpents at any time.

    Ship Of Destiny

  • I interpret this simply to mean that there should always be the hostile strife between the human race and serpents, which is now apparent; for, by a secret feeling of nature, man abhors them.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 1

  • Make him understand that the serpents are the true enemy, that the Patryns and Sartan must join forces against this evil or it will end up devouring us.

    The Seventh Gate

  • Above the serpents is the following inscription, in tolerably large white characters: Otiosis locus hic non est, discede morator.

    Museum of Antiquity A Description of Ancient Life

  • Jewel, and called the serpents, to delight her soul with the sight of her power, and rolled and sported madly among them, clutching them by the necks till their thin little red tongues hung out, and their eyes were as discoloured blisters of venom.

    The Shaving of Shagpat; an Arabian entertainment — Volume 1

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