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thunder snake


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n thunder snake small reddish wormlike snake of eastern United States
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Thunder snake (Zoöl) The chicken, or milk, snake.
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In literature:

Sea, wind, leaves, thunder, waters, cows lowing, the cattlemarket, cocks, hens don't crow, snakes hissss.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
Assuredly, the snake hath been forsaken by the wielder of thunder.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
He heard the thunder of hoofs in his ears, and he heard also a quick hiss like that of a snake.
"The Texan Scouts" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Throughout a very extensive part of America the snake, like the Indian Naga, is the emblem of rain, clouds, thunder and lightning.
"The Evolution of the Dragon" by G. Elliot Smith
And with it is a rumble of thunder from all the electric storms since the snake bit Cleopatra.
"Operation Earthworm" by Joe Archibald

In poetry:

That was a Titan's race;
The answering rockets snaked it down the coast,
Dying like scarlet worms
Among the fog-wreaths; but we gained,
And when her flaming cannon stabbed the mist
They thundered at our ghost.
"The Blockade Runner" by William Hervey Allen Jr

In news:

(FORTUNE Magazine) – FIRST you hear the pulsating thunder of three dozen unmuffled Harley-Davidsons snaking around the bend.
Petersen Automotive Museum opens new exhibit- NHRA: Sixty Years of Thunder during Tribute Night honoring Don "The Snake" Prudhomme.