Definitions

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  • n. Any of several isomeric acetylenes having five carbon atoms and one triple bond

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An unsaturated hydrocarbon, C5H8, of the acetylene series. Same as valerylene.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An oily, unsaturated hydrocarbon, C5H8, of the acetylene series.

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Examples

  • Her jaws closed on the twisting, ser-pentine neck, fangs stabbing through leathery scales and veins and threatening to crush her foe's windpipe.

    The Black Wing

  • O thou great thunder-darter of Olympus, forget that thou art Jove the king of gods: and Mercury, loose all the Ser-pentine craft of thy Caduceus, if yee take not that little little lesse then little witte from them that they have: which short-armd Ignorance it selfe knowes is so aboun-dant scarce, it will not in circumuention deliver a flie from

    The Historie of Troylus and Cresseida (1609 Edition)

  • When it is Dry Pass over it with some Gum Mastick Dissolved in Tur - pentine, which I shall let Dry, than finish my Picture with Glasing boath in the lights and shades.

    Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society

  • Chap.III. of the Indians in Neiv-England, 153 pentine of the pine tree.

    Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society

  • From the south-east boundary, to about twenty or twenty - five miles north-west, is included all the primitive of the state, which is light and indifferent, where thegneiss, granite or ser - pentine prevails; the limestone or hornblende rocks may form a tolerable soil, as the country, though broken, is not hilly, and has nothing that can be called a mountain.

    Transactions of the American Philosophical Society

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