snake doctor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n snake doctor slender-bodied non-stinging insect having iridescent wings that are outspread at rest; adults and nymphs feed on mosquitoes etc.
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Usage

In literature:

That Snake got on you whilst I flew away to consult my doctor, the White Owl, about the terrible indigestion I have.
"Dot and the Kangaroo" by Ethel C. Pedley
Does not your Snake tell you that, O Doctor?
"Allan and the Holy Flower" by H. Rider Haggard
Jim says he handled the snake-bite as well as any doctor could have done.
"The Young Wireless Operator--As a Fire Patrol" by Lewis E. Theiss
Of a sudden he opened his dripping hat, and spilled out a small water-snake, about ten inches long, upon the doctor's lap.
"Camp and Trail" by Isabel Hornibrook
That Snake got on you whilst I flew away to consult my doctor, the White Owl, about the terrible indigestion I have.
"Dot and the Kangaroo" by Ethel C. Pedley
He then told the doctor, that if Saib wished to see snake-man, he come now, and bring very fine snake.
"The King's Own" by Captain Frederick Marryat
Once a snake bit a man and he at once called the witch doctor.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
What child is there that is not familiar with the insect commonly known as the dragon-fly, snake doctor or snake feeder?
"An Elementary Study of Insects" by Leonard Haseman
Snake doctors, limber, long insects with bronze bodies and filmy wings, went back and forth like small living shuttles.
"The Escape of Mr. Trimm" by Irvin S. Cobb
When bitten by a snake, kill it, if possible, and have it shown to a doctor for examination.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
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In poetry:

But when Janey got a snake bite, ah! the terror of that day,
Nothing in the house to cure her, and the doctor miles away,
'Twas then Lizzie showed her mettle. Oh she had a heart of gold
Roaring up those flinty ridges liked a blessed two-year-old.
"Old Tin Liz" by Alice Guerin Crist

In news:

Photograph by Bruce Talamon Blues doctor: Samuel L Jackson's blues musician sets out to cure Christina Ricci in 'Black Snake Moan .
The doctor wants to know if I will identify the snake.
An Idaho man is lucky to be alive after his canoe capsized in the chilly waters of the Snake River during a weekend duck hunting trip, doctors said.
Doctors at Portneuf Medical Center say a 42-year-old Pocatello man is lucky to be alive after his canoe capsized during a weekend duck hunting trip on the Snake River.
Lon Eldridge and Chris Ryan Casbarro comprise the Americana duo known as the Snake Doctors, who will bring their wide-ranging stylistic musical adventuring to The Office on Friday.
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