Sentence Examples


  • Five rather common species are certainly deadly - the death adder, the brown, the black, the superb and the tiger snakes.
  • It differs from the adder in having the head entirely covered with scales, shields being absent, and in having the snout somewhat turned up. The term "Asp" (ἀσπίς) seems to, have been employed by Greek and Roman writers, and by writers generally down to comparatively recent times, to designate more than one species of serpent; thus the asp, by means of which Cleopatra is said to have ended her life, and so avoided the disgrace of entering Rome a captive, is now generally supposed to have been the cerastes, or horned viper (Cerastes cornutus), of northern Africa and Arabia, a snake about 15 in.
  • This name is twice translated "adder," but as nothing is told of it beyond its poisonous character and the intractability of its disposition, it is impossible accurately to determine the species.
  • Snakes are common, an adder, a variegated rock snake and a Hadramut with forty followers about the 13th century.
  • The sluggish puff-adder (Clotho arietans) is common and very dangerous.

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