from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A snake of the family Uropeltidæ.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Zoöl.) Any species of small burrowing snakes of the family
Uropeltidæ, native of Ceylon and Southern Asia. They have a small mouth which can not be dilated.
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- noun Any
speciesof small burrowing snakesof the familyUropeltidae, native to Ceylon and Southern Asia.
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shield + tail
In hill stations, snakes like the ` Phipson's shieldtail ', a non-venomous variety, lie on the tarred roads for absorbing external heat and are run over.