Puffing adder

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Puffing adder (Zoöl) Same as Puff adder, under Puff.
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Usage

In literature:

One is reminded of the puffing of a startled adder.
"Social Life in the Insect World" by J. H. Fabre
Fifth, love is not "puffed up," as are false teachers, who swell themselves up like adders.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
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