Sand-viper

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Sand-viper a hog-nosed snake
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sand; Dut. zand, Ger. sand, Ice. sand-r.

Usage

In literature:

Then she will go and tell the old sand-viper, her mother, who will whisper it to Tyope himself.
"The Delight Makers" by Adolf Bandelier
But under the sand carpeting the cave, was hidden a viper which had thus escaped Abu Bakr's vigilant, searching glances.
"The Life of Mohammad" by Etienne Dinet
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