Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See snake.
  • n. The little worm-snake, Carphiophis (formerly Celuta) amœna, common in the United States: apparently so called because forced out of its hole by a heavy shower.

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Examples

  • Back to a late dinner with our various experiences, and perhaps specimens to match, -- a thunder-snake, eight feet long; a live opossum, with a young clinging to the natural pouch; an armful of great white, scentless pond-lilies.

    Army Life in a Black Regiment

  • Back to a late dinner with our various experiences, and perhaps specimens to match, ” a thunder-snake, eight feet long; a live opossum, with a young clinging to the natural pouch; an armful of great white, scentless pond-lilies.

    Army Life in a Black Regiment

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