Sentence Examples


  • During this peculiar locomotion the numerous broad shields of the belly are of great advantage, as by means of their free edges the snake is enabled to catch and use as points of support the slightest projections of the ground.
  • The integuments of the head are divided into non-imbricate shields or plates, symmetrically arranged, but not corresponding in size or shape with the underlying cranial bones or having any relation to them.
  • - Head-shields (Ptyas korros).
  • With a median longitudinal groove between the shields of the skin: Colubridae.
  • The eyes are hidden by shields of the skin.