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pit vipers

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  • Pit viper — Pit Viper …   Wikipedia

  • pit viper — any of numerous venomous snakes of the family Crotalidae, of the New World, Asia, and the Malay Archipelago, as the rattlesnake, water moccasin, and copperhead, having a heat sensitive pit on each side of the head between the eye and nostril.… …   Universalium

  • pit-headed — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective : having a pit on the surface of the head pit vipers are pit headed …   Useful english dictionary

  • pit viper — pit′ vi per n. ram any of various vipers, as the rattlesnake and copperhead, that have a heat sensitive pit above each nostril • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • pit viper — n. any of a subfamily (Crotalinae) of poisonous vipers with a prominent, heat sensitive pit on each side of the head, as the rattlesnake or copperhead …   English World dictionary

  • pit viper — noun New World vipers with hollow fangs and a heat sensitive pit on each side of the head • Hypernyms: ↑viper • Hyponyms: ↑copperhead, ↑Agkistrodon contortrix, ↑water moccasin, ↑cottonmouth, ↑cottonmouth moccasin, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • pit viper — noun Date: circa 1885 any of various mostly New World vipers (subfamily Crotalinae of the family Viperidae) with a sensory pit on each side of the head and hollow perforated retractable fangs …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Snake pit — Snake pits were a historical European means of imposing capital punishment. Convicts were cast into a deep pit containing venomous snakes, such as vipers. They died from snake venom poisoning as the irritated snakes attacked them. An example of… …   Wikipedia

  • reptile — reptilelike, adj. reptiloid /rep tl oyd /, adj. /rep til, tuyl/, n. 1. any cold blooded vertebrate of the class Reptilia, comprising the turtles, snakes, lizards, crocodilians, amphisbaenians, tuatara, and various extinct members including the… …   Universalium

  • viper — viperish, adj. viperishly, adv. /vuy peuhr/, n. 1. any of several venomous Old World snakes of the genus Vipera, esp. V. berus, a small snake common in northern Eurasia. 2. any related snakes belonging to the family Viperidae, characterized by… …   Universalium

  • snake — snakelike, adj. /snayk/, n., v., snaked, snaking. n. 1. any of numerous limbless, scaly, elongate reptiles of the suborder Serpentes, comprising venomous and nonvenomous species inhabiting tropical and temperate areas. 2. a treacherous person; an …   Universalium

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