Definitions

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  • adj. (of monsters) having snakes for hair

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Examples

  • What's new: This post-300 action epic reworks the 1981 Greek myth-infused adventure best known for effects master Ray Harryhausen's stop-motion incarnations of Pegasus, snake-haired Medusa and sea-monster Kraken.

    Movie preview 2010: Hollywood rolls out remakes and sequels

  • So ugly, she can turn any living thing into stone, except .... this time the snake-haired gorgon is played by supermodel Natalia Vodianova.

    Gods, monsters revisited in 'Clash of the Titans'

  • Even with the Gorgon-headed knocker though the snake-haired monster reminded her of Carolina Wilkes.

    The Dressmaker

  • He then finds himself in the arms of his late mother, who cradles him like a baby, only to turn into Nuliajuk, mother of sea beasts, a snake-haired demon!

    Aquaman (Vol.6) #0 - Oct. 1994

  • As he falls under the snake-haired alien's spell, is Northwest's time up?

    BBC Radio to broadcast reading of C. L. Moore’s classic 1933 short story “Shambleau”

  • Throw in an effective monster - this time the snake-haired gorgon of Greek mythology - and you have an archetypal Hammer horror film.

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me

  • Others flew, crawled, or slithered—winged blue women, trotting centaurs, giant slugs, half-fish-half-men who carried tanks of water over their heads, hundred-eyed creatures, hundred-eared creatures, snake-haired women, and woman-haired snakes.

    The Shadow Thieves

  • He had gazed on the face of the snake-haired woman, and his flesh had become stone.

    Lord of the Silver Bow

  • It was somehow like the snake-haired sun of that far world where he had left Cloth-ilde Kwai Kwich.

    Starchild Omnibus

  • Percy Jackson, son of Poseidon, God of the Sea, has woken from a very deep sleep and come face to face with two snake-haired ladies who refuse to die.

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