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- n. Plural form of cascabel.
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The French, for instance, at one time used different shapes of cascabels to denote certain calibers; and even a fancy cascabel shaped like a lion's head was always a handy place for anchoring breeching tackle or maneuvering lines.
Professor Howard Reinert of the College of New Jersey, who has studied Aruba's snakes since 1985, argues that "Aruba would have a lot more birds, lizards, rabbits, bats, and cascabels if everyone would hunt and kill goats instead of boas."