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  1. a long faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near the equator stretching between Virgo and Cancer Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. limbless scaly elongate reptile; some are venomous Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. form a snake-like pattern; "The river snakes through the valley" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. something resembling a snake Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a deceitful or treacherous person Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. move along a winding path; "The army snaked through the jungle" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. move smoothly, like a snake Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a tributary of the Columbia River that rises in Wyoming and flows westward; discovered in 1805 by the Lewis and Clark Expedition Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. move smoothly and sinuously, like a snake Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. A serpent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Any species of the order Ophidia; an ophidian; a serpent, whether harmless or venomous. See Ophidia, and Serpent. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. To drag or draw, as a snake from a hole; -- often with out. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. To wind round spirally, as a large rope with a smaller, or with cord, the small rope lying in the spaces between the strands of the large one; to worm. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. To crawl like a snake. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. A long, slim reptile without limbs, and often poisonous, having a winding motion; a serpent. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. Snaky. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. A species of serpent. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. To wind a small rope round a large one spirally. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. A creeping reptile; a serpent. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. Among seamen, to wind a small rope round a large one in the spaces betwixt the strands. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. To drag or draw, as a snake from a hole; often with out. dictgcide_fs
  22. sn[=a]k, n. a serpent--SNAKES (Ophidia) form one of the classes of reptiles, in shape limbless and much elongated, embracing tree-snakes, the water-snakes, and the very venomous sea-snakes (Hydrophidæ), the burrowing-snakes (Typhlopidæ) and the majority, which may be called ground-snakes.--ns. SNAKE'-BIRD, a darter: the wryneck; SNAKE'-EEL, a long Mediterranean eel, its tail without a tail-fin.--adj. SNAKE'-LIKE (Tenn.), like a snake.--ns. SNAKE'-ROOT, the popular name of various plants of different genera, whose roots are considered good for snake-bites; SNAKE'S'-HEAD, the guinea-hen flower; SNAKE'-STONE, a small rounded piece of stone or other hard substance, popularly believed to be efficacious in curing snake-bites; SNAKE'-WEED, the bistort; SNAKE'WOOD (same as LETTER-WOOD).--adjs. SNAK'ISH, having the qualities of a snake: cunning, deceitful; SNAK'Y (Spens.), belonging to, or resembling, a serpent: (Milt.) cunning, deceitful: covered with, or having, serpents. [A.S. snaca, prob. from snícan, to creep; Ice. snák-r.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  23. Serpent (commoner in ordinary speech, more loosely applied so as to include s.- like lizards &c., & specially used of the common British harmless kind; s. in the grass, hidden danger or secret enemy; warm, cherish, &c., a s. in one\'s bosom, meet with ingratitude or receive evil for good; SCOTCH the s; see ss., have delirium tremens; raise or wake ss., make disturbance, start violent quarrel; Ss.!, int. of anger); treacherous cold-hearted person; s.-charmer, -ming, see SERPENT; s. -lizard, kinds of lizard with rudimentary or no legs; s.-locked, with ss. instead of hair; snakeshead, the fritillary plant; s.-stone, ammonite; s.- weed, bistort. Hence snaky a., snakiness n. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  24. n. [Anglo-Saxon] An oviparous, vertebrate, creeping animal without fins or feet ; a serpent ; a reptile ; specifically, a non-poisonous reptile, found in all temperate latitudes, and feeding on frogs, birds, birds' eggs, &c. Cabinet Dictionary

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