colubrine


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colubrine

(kŏl′ə-brīn′, kŏl′yə-)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or resembling a snake.
2. Colubrid.
3. Of or relating to a colubrid snake of the subfamily Colubrinae, including the king snakes and rat snakes.
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The problems lie in negotiating the snakes and manipulators in the office including Matt, bitch-from-hell Mel (Christina Cole) and Mr Colubrine himself, played by Anthony Head, who rules the office via a web link from his tax haven.
Colubrine is everything Matt wants to be and although Kris, 34, admits he is competitive he is appalled by the lengths his character will go to.
annulatus differs from biting reported on other colubrines (neck-biting in Elaphe quadrivittata Noble 1937; Elaphe vulpina Gillingham 1974 and Lampropeltis getula Lewke 1979).
Identification.--The specimen conforms to the diagnosis provided by Holman (1979) for colubrine trunk vertebrae.
The colubrine snakes include nocturnal snakes, among them the leaf-nosed snakes (Phyllorhynchus brownii, P.
The trunk vertebrae exhibit features characteristic of Rhinocheilus lecontei as enumerated by Hill (1971), namely flat zygosphenes in anterior view; obovate to oval prezygapophysial faces; thick neural spines (within the colubrines) that are also flat dorsally, overhanging centra posteriorly, with indented anterior and posterior edges; short centra, no epizygapophysial spines; depressed neural arches; round to slightly compressed cotyla; postzygapophysial faces that are obovate to orbicular, strongly developed hemal keels and subcentral ridges, and swollen, very flat accessory processes.
By manipulating parents' desperation to move into the catchment area of the best school around, Colubrine's will control the market, pushing property prices ever higher.
"Colubrine is only amused by himself and unpleasant things happening to other people.