cobra-de-capello love



from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The hooded or spectacled snake, Naja tripudians, a serpent of the most venomous nature, found abundantly in different hot countries of Asia, especially in India.


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  • We shall see how, when Buddhism entered China, the cobra-de-capello, so often figured in the Buddhistic representations of India, is replaced by the dragon.

    The Religions of Japan From the Dawn of History to the Era of Méiji

  • The other "live boys," though not so much inclined as the Milesian to battle with the cobra-de-capello, have some experience in shooting tigers, leopards, deer, pythons, crocodiles, and other game, though not enough to wholly satisfy their natural enterprise.

    Across India Or, Live Boys in the Far East

  • Superstitions: -- Singhalese folk-lore regarding bears, 24 _n_. leopards, 27, 29. mongoos, 38. kabra-goya, 273. cobra-de-capello, 300. use of snake-stones, 315. elephants 'burial-place, 236.

    Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon

  • Certain snakes are very susceptible to the charm of harmonious tonal vibration; witness the performance of the Hindu snake charmer, who, while handling that deadly poisonous creature, the cobra-de-capello, plays continuously on flageolets, fifes, or other musical instruments. [

    The Dawn of Reason or, Mental Traits in the Lower Animals


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