from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Australia, another name for the carpet-snake, Hoplocephalus curtus, which is cross-banded and quick in its movements.
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Nic felt plenty of inclination to have a shot at what was probably, from its appearance, the venomous tiger-snake of which he had heard the men speak.
The great tiger-snake is seen with its head raised half a yard from the surface; the cascabel, too, coiled like