from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A snake of a black color, of which two species are common in the United States, the Bascanium constrictor, or racer, sometimes six feet long, and the Scotophis Alleghaniensis, seven or eight feet long.


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  • Black snakes are a type of outdoor firework.

    After lighting the small tablet, the firework starts smoking and a 2-foot snake of ash is expelled. They stay on the ground and do not emit sparks, flares, any form of projectiles, or any sound. They do emit a yellowish smoke.

    Sodium bicarbonate which produces carbon dioxide gas and sugar forming carbon containing ash, are common chemicals used for this kind of firework.


    February 16, 2008