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  • In the intestines of humans and animals, for instance, there were slender snake-shaped worms later named Ascaris, and tapeworms—flat, narrow ribbons that could stretch for sixty feet.

    Parasite Rex

  • Motor up the snake-shaped island's spine, stopping for chocolate treats in Langley or Penn Cove mussels in Coupeville before boarding your second ferry from Keystone to Port Townsend.

    Olympic National Park

  • The banks are charmingly wooded with acacias of many varieties, some thorned like the fabled Zakkum, others parachute-shaped, and planted in impenetrable thickets: huge white creepers, snake-shaped, enclasp giant trees, or connect with their cordage the higher boughs, or depend like cables from the lower branches to the ground.

    First footsteps in East Africa

  • He swung it open to reveal another section of snake-shaped corridor, this time lit with sullen yellow lights down the center of the roof.

    Firestorm

  • Crouching like a toad, he made another attempt to creep up on Haplo, halted at the flash of the snake-shaped blade.

    The Seventh Gate

  • On the floor near him was the snake-shaped dagger.

    The Seventh Gate

  • The snake-shaped dagger in Haplo's hand changed to a sword, made of fine steel, gleaming, heavy.

    The Seventh Gate

  • It begins about Danish war-ships, snake-shaped, and ends about doing as you'd be done by.

    The Wouldbegoods

  • Testimony of the hotel-keeper where Walenn had been staying, the identification of his body, and of a snake-shaped ring he had been wearing at dinner that evening.

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works

  • He pawned a snake-shaped ring, and they identified this Walenn by it.

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works

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