The snake, however, to which the word "asp" has been most commonly applied is undoubtedly the haje of Egypt, the spy-slange or spitting snake of the Boers (Naja haje), one of the very poisonous Elarinae, from 3 to 4 ft.
The diseases for which it was chiefly taken were malarial fever, dysentery, diarrhoea, spitting of blood, rheumatism and elephantiasis.
You're spitting up blood.
So's spitting on the sidewalk.
Ashley was a spitting image of her mother: brown curls, blue-gray eyes, a willowy, graceful body.