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Death adder   /dɛθ ˈædər/   Listen
Death adder

noun
1.
Venomous Australian snake resembling an adder.  Synonym: Acanthophis antarcticus.






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"Death adder" Quotes from Famous Books



... be indifferently Death Adder or Deaf Adder. The harmless horny spine at the end of the tail is its most dangerous weapon, in ...
— A Dictionary of Austral English • Edward Morris

... feel doubtful about his pockets. I shouldn't recommend a pickpocket to try them, unless he really doesn't mind running against a casual rattlesnake. Tyrrell is the sort of man who is quite likely to produce something from his cap and say: "By-the-bye, this is a promising youngster—death adder, you know. And here," taking something else from his coat or vest pocket, "is a very fine specimen of the spotted coffin-filler, rather curious. It isn't very poisonous—kills in an hour or so. Now, this," dragging another from somewhere under his coat, "is ...
— The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 28, April 1893 - An Illustrated Monthly • Various



Words linked to "Death adder" :   elapid snake, Acanthophis antarcticus, genus Acanthophis, elapid, Acanthophis



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