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Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A venomous serpent of the family Najidæ, Sepedon hæmachates of South Africa.

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Examples

  • She saw before her one of the most venomous of serpents, the black naja, or "spitting-snake" -- the cobra of Africa -- far more dangerous than its congener the _cobra de capello_ of India, because far more active in its movements, and equally fatal in its bite.

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  • She saw before her one of the most venomous of serpents, the black naja, or "spitting-snake" -- the cobra of Africa -- far more dangerous than its congener the _cobra de capello_ of India, because far more active in its movements, and equally fatal in its bite.

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