from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A snake of the family Causidæ.


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  • "Also in avoydîg ye abhomynable savours causid by ye kepîg of ye kenell in ye mote and ye diches there, and î especiall by sethig of ye houndes mete wt roten bones, and vnclenly keping of ye hoûdes, wherof moche people is anoyed, soo yt when the wynde is in any poyte of the northe, all the fowle stynke is blowen ouer the citee.

    Notes and Queries, Number 37, July 13, 1850


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