whip snake

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n whip snake any of several small fast-moving snakes with long whiplike tails
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Whip snake (Zoöl) any one of various species of slender snakes.
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Usage

In literature:

He had a whip they called the BLACK SNAKE.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
It belongs to the group called by English Zoologists, Whip Snakes.
"Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia] [Volume 2 of 2]" by Phillip Parker King
In a few minutes they whipped forward, Sneak in advance, and again they were passing through the army of snakes.
"Wild Western Scenes" by John Beauchamp Jones
Sometimes a racer snake would run after us, wrap round us and whip us with its tail.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
The slave was tied to a cedar tree or post and lashed with a snake whip.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
Another of my contemplar gods I sacrilegiously killed last night, a whip snake.
"Letters from Egypt" by Lucie Duff Gordon
The last one was whipping her with a black snake whip and she grabbed him.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
He carried a whip made of snakes and foxes' tails twisted together, which he cracked constantly.
"Childhood's Favorites and Fairy Stories" by Various
Ned, however, was close beside her, and whipping out his revolver he fired, blowing the head of the snake clean off.
"The Missing Merchantman" by Harry Collingwood
There are helpers to whip the snakes and keep them from biting, and catchers to see that none get away.
"A Voice in the Wilderness" by Grace Livingston Hill
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