Definitions

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  • adjective Resembling a serpent or some aspect of one; snakelike.

Etymologies

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serpent +β€Ž -like

Examples

  • The Irish king turned in place with an almost serpentlike speed that was surprising in one of his bulk.

    Dark Moon of Avalon

  • The Irish king turned in place with an almost serpentlike speed that was surprising in one of his bulk.

    Dark Moon of Avalon

  • The Irish king turned in place with an almost serpentlike speed that was surprising in one of his bulk.

    Dark Moon of Avalon

  • The tortoise moves very slowly, but cranes its serpentlike head out of its shell when I crouch down to greet it.

    The Fruit Hunters

  • Their elogated heads look quite serpentlike and menacing.

    BEA/ALA, booksellers, librarians

  • The tortoise moves very slowly, but cranes its serpentlike head out of its shell when I crouch down to greet it.

    The Fruit Hunters

  • The tortoise moves very slowly, but cranes its serpentlike head out of its shell when I crouch down to greet it.

    The Fruit Hunters

  • β€œIn short, a word of good advice in your position is like broth to a dead man,” said Jacques Collin, with a serpentlike gaze at his old pal.

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

  • A small whitish mark blocked the faint scan of a long serpentlike trail: Julia's fallopian tube and ovary.

    Soul

  • Instantly there sounded a short, fierce shout and the crash of a hard-driven blow, mixed with the hysterical screams of a girl and a medley of serpentlike hissing that made my hair bristle.

    People of the Dark

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