Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as poisonsac.

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Examples

  • Their awful, deep-cut mouths were sternly closed over the long hollow fangs that rested their roots against the swollen poison-bag, where the venom had been boarding up ever since the last stroke had emptied it.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 34, August, 1860

  • Yet, strangely enough, many persons missed the excitement of the possibility of a fatal bite in other regions, where there were nothing but black and green and striped snakes, mean ophidians, having the spite of the nobler serpent without his venom, -- poor crawling creatures, whom Nature would not trust with a poison-bag.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 29, March, 1860

  • She refuses the fourth, perhaps owing to fatigue or to exhaustion of the poison-bag.

    More Hunting Wasps

  • "It canna laist for ever, ye ken," rejoined Bruce, happy to be able to bite, although his poison-bag was gone.

    Alec Forbes of Howglen

  • After extracting the fangs or burning out the poison-bag with a red-hot iron, the charmer trains the animal by the shrill sounds of a small flute, and it is soon perfectly docile.

    The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 5. (of 7): Persia The History, Geography, And Antiquities Of Chaldaea, Assyria, Babylon, Media, Persia, Parthia, And Sassanian or New Persian Empire; With Maps and Illustrations.

  • Yet, strangely enough, many persons missed the excitement of the possibility of a fatal bite in other regions, where there were nothing but black and green and striped snakes, mean ophidians, having the spite of the nobler serpent without his venom, -- poor crawling creatures, whom Nature would not trust with a poison-bag.

    Elsie Venner

  • Yet, strangely enough, many persons missed the excitement of the possibility of a fatal bite in other regions, where there were nothing but black and green and striped snakes, mean ophidians, having the spite of the nobler serpent without his venom, -- poor crawling creatures, whom Nature would not trust with a poison-bag.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works

  • Instead of attempting to escape with its prize, the rattle-snake, though it could not use its venomous fangs, which would have given it an advantage over its opponent, whose teeth were unprovided with a poison-bag, advanced to the encounter.

    With Axe and Rifle

  • The best way to deal with vipers is to tear out their teeth; and the best way to deal with pseudo-critics is to deprive them of their poison-bag, which is easily done by exposing their ignorance.

    The Romany Rye A Sequel to 'Lavengro'

  • The best way to deal with vipers is to tear out their teeth; and the best way to deal with pseudo-critics is to deprive them of their poison-bag, which is easily done by exposing their ignorance.

    The Romany Rye

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