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snake

 [snāk]
any of many limbless reptiles; numerous species have venomous bites. See also snakebite.
coral snake any of various venomous pit vipers of the genera Micrurus and Micruroides; called also harlequin snake.
harlequin snake coral snake.

snake

(snāk),
An elongated, limbless, scaly reptile of the suborder Ophidia.

snake

(snāk)
n.
Any of numerous scaly, legless, sometimes venomous squamate reptiles of the suborder Serpentes (or Ophidia), having a long, tapering, cylindrical body and flexible jaws.

snake

Trivial name for limbless members of suborder Ophidia, of medical interest, primarily because snakes have poisonous venom containing hemotoxins and/or neurotoxins; venomous North American snakes belong to either the viper family Crotilidae–rattlesnake, copperhead, water moccasin, or to Elapidae, coral snakes, related to cobras and kraits–India, Southeast Asia, and mambas, brown, black, tiger snakes of Australia; others–eg, constrictors encircle prey and asphyxiate; pet snakes are associated with infections: Aeromonas hydrophila, Edwardsiella tarda, E coli, mesocestoidiasis, Morganella morganii, Mycobacterium ulcerans, Ophionyssus natricis infestation, pentastosomiasis, Proteus vulgaris, Providencia spp, Q fever, salmonellosis, sparganosis. See Sea snake Vox populi A derogatory term for a ne'er-do-well–eg, lawyer, ex-spouse, etc.
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Don't look at me like some black snake that needs to have its head
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