Definitions

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  • noun Any of many South American venomous pitvipers of the genus Bothrops

Etymologies

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lance +‎ head

Examples

  • There the lancehead-shaped fissure opened on the ravine, whence it was flushed with cool air.

    Tropic Days

  • Right after he touched the stripe with the lancehead on the standard.

    Water Sleeps

  • Optics set limits to what could be reconstructed at a distance of some eighty million kilometers, but he made out a blurry lancehead shape amidst a comma of bluish light, which trailed aft like a tail, the visible part of photons from excited atoms and plasma around the screen fields and aft of them.

    Inconstant Star

  • For a moment he stared at the lancehead, enough sharp steel to go completely through him, and abruptly he shouted, "No!"

    The Eye of the World

  • Medjhah dropped his lancehead toward the one prisoner who had a little spirit, who might have been the leader of the group.

    The Tower of Fear

  • Medjhah drew the razor-sharp edge of his lancehead along the man's cheek.

    The Tower of Fear

  • The warrior's lancehead seemed to have been wrought of living fire.

    The Swordbearer

  • They made a blue-shadowy dimness beneath the wall whereon he stood: a face, a lancehead, a burnoose, a helmet, picked out of the dusk which still welled between surrounding houses and archways.

    The Day Of Their Return

  • They made a blue-shadowy dimness beneath the wall whereon he stood: a face, a lancehead, a burnoose, a helmet, picked out of the dusk which still welled between surrounding houses and archways.

    The Day of Their Return

  • Ken caught the flash of sun on a lancehead bearing straight down upon him.

    On Land and Sea at the Dardanelles

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