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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Snake  \Snake\,  n.  [AS.  snaca;  akin  to  LG  snake,  schnake  Icel. 
  sn[=a]kr,  sn?kr,  Dan.  snog,  Sw  snok;  of  uncertain  origin.] 
  Any  species  of  the  order  Ophidia;  an  ophidian;  a  serpent, 
  whether  harmless  or  venomous.  See  {Ophidia},  and  {Serpent}. 
  Note:  Snakes  are  abundant  in  all  warm  countries,  and  much  the 
  larger  number  are  harmless  to  man. 
  {Blind  snake},  {Garter  snake},  {Green  snake},  {King  snake}, 
  {Milk  snake},  {Rock  snake},  {Water  snake},  etc  See  under 
  {Blind},  {Garter},  etc 
  {Fetich  snake}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  large  African  snake  ({Python 
  Seb[ae]})  used  by  the  natives  as  a  fetich. 
  {Ringed  snake}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  common  European  columbrine  snake 
  ({Tropidonotus  natrix}). 
  {Snake  eater}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  markhoor. 
  b  The  secretary  bird. 
  {Snake  fence},  a  worm  fence  (which  see).  [U.S.] 
  {Snake  fly}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  several  species  of 
  neuropterous  insects  of  the  genus  {Rhaphidia};  --  so 
  called  because  of  their  large  head  and  elongated  neck  and 
  {Snake  gourd}  (Bot.),  a  cucurbitaceous  plant  ({Trichosanthes 
  anguina})  having  the  fruit  shorter  and  less  snakelike  than 
  that  of  the  serpent  cucumber. 
  {Snake  killer}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  secretary  bird. 
  b  The  chaparral  cock. 
  {Snake  moss}  (Bot.),  the  common  club  moss  ({Lycopodium 
  clavatum}).  See  {Lycopodium}. 
  {Snake  nut}  (Bot.),  the  fruit  of  a  sapindaceous  tree 
  ({Ophiocaryon  paradoxum})  of  Guiana,  the  embryo  of  which 
  resembles  a  snake  coiled  up 
  {Tree  snake}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  numerous  species  of 
  colubrine  snakes  which  habitually  live  in  trees, 
  especially  those  of  the  genus  {Dendrophis}  and  allied 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Snake  \Snake\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Snaked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  1.  To  drag  or  draw,  as  a  snake  from  a  hole;  --  often  with 
  out  [Colloq.  U.S.]  --Bartlett. 
  2.  (Naut.)  To  wind  round  spirally,  as  a  large  rope  with  a 
  smaller,  or  with  cord,  the  small  rope  lying  in  the  spaces 
  between  the  strands  of  the  large  one  to  worm. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Snake  \Snake\,  v.  i. 
  To  crawl  like  a  snake. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  limbless  scaly  elongate  reptile;  some  are  venomous  [syn:  {serpent}, 
  2:  a  deceitful  or  treacherous  person  [syn:  {snake  in  the  grass}] 
  3:  a  tributary  of  the  Columbia  River  [syn:  {Snake},  {Snake 
  4:  a  long  faint  constellation  near  the  equator  stretching 
  between  Virgo  and  Cancer  [syn:  {Hydra},  {Snake}] 
  5:  a  long  flexible  steel  coil  for  dislodging  stoppages  in 
  curved  pipes  [syn:  {plumber's  snake},  {auger}] 
  v  1:  move  smoothly,  like  a  snake 
  2:  form  a  snake-like  pattern;  "The  river  snakes  through  the 
  3:  move  along  a  winding  path;  "The  army  snaked  through  the 

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