• WordNet 3.6
    • n snake-head showy perennial of marshlands of eastern and central North America having waxy lanceolate leaves and flower with lower part creamy white and upper parts pale pink to deep purple
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In literature:

It really did look like the head of a snake.
"Old Junk" by H. M. Tomlinson
Already the head of the snake was within three feet of the toldo door.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
He ran expertly up the tree, pounced upon the snake, and bit through its back bone just behind the head.
"The Watchers of the Trails" by Charles G. D. Roberts
It consisted in a couple of snakes in old gold clenching an enormous topaz between their heads.
"The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol" by William J. Locke
It was a snake with two heads, preserved in a large vial.
"True to His Home" by Hezekiah Butterworth
His head is pushed in at the entrance, but an instant later the snake twines downward to the water.
"The Log of the Sun" by William Beebe
His head had shot forward on his shoulders as that of a snake does.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
Monkeys chattered above their heads, hideous snakes and alligators infested the swamps.
"The Red True Story Book" by Various
Again the cruel flat head of the snake darted forth viciously to within a single inch of my left cheek.
"Hushed Up" by William Le Queux
Ward pulled his gun, "threw down" on the snake, and cut off its head with a bullet.
"The Ranch at the Wolverine" by B. M. Bower

In poetry:

Or watched from the smoke rise
The flame's snake-eyes,
Up the black-bearded chimney leap;
Then on my shoulder my dull head would drop.
"The Chair" by John Freeman
She hurries by the scarlet flowers,
    She holds her dolly fast,
She sees the crested, snake-like heads—
    The danger knows at last.
"York Garrison, 1640" by Sarah Orne Jewett
To a melting of green waters, till no snake
Shows its head, and those green waters back to
Water, to green, to nothing like a snake.
Puts up his pipe, and lids his moony eye.
"Snakecharmer" by Sylvia Plath
It was still, and the moonlight was getting clearer.
She laughed a little, but she felt queerer
Than ever before. The snowdrop bed
Was reached and she bent down her head.
On the striped ground
The snake was wound.
"The Book Of Hours Of Sister Clotilde" by Amy Lowell
'See where the long immeasurable snake,
Between dim hall and hamlet, tower and shed,
Mountain and mountain, precipice and lake,
Lies forth unfinished to this final head,
This green dead mound of the unfading dead!'
"A Hero's Grave" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
Chorus: It's ah! for, etc.
I'm crook in the head, for I haven't been to bed
Since I first touched this shanty with my plunder;
I see centipedes and snakes, and I'm full of aches and shakes,
So I'd better make a push out over yonder.
"Across the Western Plains I Must Wander" by Anonymous Oceania

In news:

Two-Headed Albino Milk Snake Born in Fla.
Two ancient curses dating back 1,600 years depict a deity with snakes coming out of its head.
They churn the waters of the cosmic ocean using a sacred mountain as a pivot and a supernatural, five-headed snake as a rope.
The moment has come for Governor Gray Davis to ride that snake — seven miles long, old and his skin cold — and head for the lake.
Decapitated snake head bites homeless Mobile man.
Snake River headed back to state championship.
Decapitated snake head bites homeless Mobile man.
Does she have snakes writhing from her head.
You've got to check out this two-headed snake.
Then check out the above video with a two-headed Albino Honduran Milk Snake drinking water with both heads.
Check out this two-headed snake that a South Carolina family found in their front yard.
Family finds, adopts two-headed snake.
Heroic snake- bitten dog heads for overseas family reunion.
"Cut off the foreign snake heads," Yang Rui wrote May 16.
Heroic snake-bitten dog heads for overseas family reunion.

In science:

Instead of considering the full Brownian snake Ws (t) we shall concentrate, as we did in the discrete case, on its description by a contour pair (or “head of the snake” description) X = (Xs )0≤s≤1 , defined by (see also Figure 19) ˆWs = Ws (e(s)), Xs = (cid:16)e(s), ˆWs(cid:17) , for 0 ≤ s ≤ 1.
Random Planar Lattices and Integrated SuperBrownian Excursion
This theorem establishes weak convergence of the scaled contour (or head of the snake) description of embedded trees to the head of the snake description of the Brownian snake with lifetime e.
Random Planar Lattices and Integrated SuperBrownian Excursion
The contour description (e, ˆWs ): the excursion e encodes the extension of the snake, the second walk describes the horizontal position of its head.
Random Planar Lattices and Integrated SuperBrownian Excursion
On a given probability space, we consider a normalized Brownian excursion (et)0≤t≤1 and a process (Zt)0≤t≤1 which is distributed as the head of the one-dimensional Brownian snake driven by e.
Scaling limits of bipartite planar maps are homeomorphic to the 2-sphere
We denote by cWs = Ws (ζs ) the terminal point (head of the snake) of the path Ws .
Scaling limits of bipartite planar maps are homeomorphic to the 2-sphere