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snake wood


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n snake wood tropical American tree with large peltate leaves and hollow stems
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In literature:

We didn't mind the wood-ticks, and although we preferred not to have moccasin snakes in our tents, they would come sometimes.
"The Twenty-fifth Regiment Connecticut Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion" by George P. Bissell
For this wood is filled with ghosts and savage beasts, also many strong and poisonous snakes.
"Bones" by Edgar Wallace
For thou stoppedst in thy speech like a colt before a wood snake.
"Privy Seal" by Ford Madox Ford
A shuddering sensation passed through her frame, just as the poor warbler of the woods quivers at the approach of the rattle-snake.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 382, October 1847" by Various
Now it is really a very rare thing to see a snake in the woods.
"How Girls Can Help Their Country" by Juliette Low
You screamed like anything the other day when I threw a piece of wood that looked like a snake at you.
"The Thirteen Little Black Pigs" by Mrs. (Mary Louisa) Molesworth
The snake-wood stick had told a tale which he had not attempted to refute.
"The Heart of a Woman" by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
An Indian appears before it in the act of killing a snake, with which all the woods of Yucatan abound.
"Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. II." by John L. Stephens
Every stick of wood became a snake, and they soon became so numerous that I was surrounded by them on all sides.
"The Boy Spy" by Joseph Kerby
As we sat there, just before night, looking out through the dusky wood, the Indian heard a noise which he said was made by a snake.
"Canoeing in the wilderness" by Henry David Thoreau
The "snakes" were all smoothed and of heavy hard wood.
"Indian Stories Retold From St. Nicholas" by Various
But de wussest ting in dat wood war de snakes.
"Afloat in the Forest" by Mayne Reid
After the dead-wood had been delivered of its last snake, an object of a far different character was seen to issue forth in a similar manner.
"The Maroon" by Mayne Reid
The woods, or wild hog, iz the grate snakes eradikator.
"The Complete Works of Josh Billings" by Henry W. Shaw
Winter camps were commonly located on the Snake River bottoms, where there was wood and shelter.
"Shoshone-Bannock Subsistence and Society" by Robert F. Murphy
Alighting on a gate it proceeded to kill its capture, and at the first blow on the wood the snake flew into two pieces.
"Argentine Ornithology, Volume I (of 2)" by P. L. Sclater
It stands to reason that an Injun kin creep through a wood same as this silenter than a snake.
"Indian and Scout" by F. S. Brereton
I had gone only a short distance through the wood when a harmless snake crossed my path.
"With God in the Yellowstone" by Alma White
The world, even the world of books, seems to know nothing at all about the wonderful snakes that live in the woods.
"True Bear Stories" by Joaquin Miller
A shuddering sensation passed through her frame, just as the poor warbler of the woods quivers at the approach of the rattle-snake.
"Tales from "Blackwood," Volume 6" by Various

In poetry:

Down into the ravine, then forward
Up the embankment to the top,
The ribbon of the road runs snaking
Through wood and field without a stop.
"The Road" by Boris Pasternak
He promis'd, for his mother's sake,
Not to recall his exil'd snake,
Nor wander to his wood;
He was a boy of manly soul,
And true to honour's just controul,
He made his promise good.
"The Grateful Snake" by William Hayley
Early love, fair fount of waters,
Ever by enchantment flowing,
Where two snakes, her innocent daughters,
Were wont to swim among the blowing,
Wilding flowers thou knowest well,
In the wood of our sweet spell!
"Early Love" by Roden Berkeley Wriothesley Noel

In news:

There's a caveat on the living trees, but don't chop up the dead wood: especially not the trunks stretched hollow, homes of snakes and echidnas.
Snakes that slither in Waco's woods.
Rattlesnake rustlers flew illegal Pa. Snakes to Fla. November 14, 2012 By Sam Wood, BREAKING NEWS DESK.
The snakes prey on native wildlife such as the endangered Key Largo wood rat and the endangered wood stork.
On the ebonized white-oak top of a console by Ty Best, his mahogany stalag-mite sculpture and candleholders in snake-wood with polished bronze or in rosewood with hand-waxed bronze meet two of his oils on canvas.
A reality TV show "reptile wrangler" is in some hot water for allegedly swiping snakes in our neck of the woods.