Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The dobson or hellgrammite.
- n. A dragon-fly, horse-stinger, or mosquito-hawk.
- n. Also snake-feeder.
“The parivrajaka, with some humour as well as good surgery, recommends the actual cautery, or the amputation of the thumb; but the vidushaka pretending to be in convulsions and dying, the snake-doctor is sent for, who having had his clue refuses to come, and desires the patient may be sent to him: the vidushaka is accordingly sent.”
“The snake-doctor came around the house, as usual galloping on the stick horse, and in one hand he had one of his best bottles full of something awful to look at and that smelled worse, even through the cork.”
“It was funny to see the snake-doctor lean across the dead-line and crane his sweet little neck to try to hear and see Tony inside the shed.”
“With all the patience I could command, I sat awaiting the orders of the snake-doctor.”
“I no longer doubted the skill of the snake-doctor.”
“I had for the moment forgotten the peculiar reputation which the black enjoyed -- that of a snake-charmer and snake-doctor as well, although I had so late been thinking of it.”
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