rock snake
Python Py"thon, n. [NL., fr. L. Python the serpent slain near Delphi by Apollo, Gr. ?.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) Any species of very large snakes of the genus {Python}, and allied genera, of the family {Pythonid[ae]}. They are nearly allied to the boas. Called also {rock snake}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The pythons have small pelvic bones, or anal spurs, two rows of subcaudal scales, and pitted labials. They are found in Africa, Asia, and the East Indies. [1913 Webster]

2. A diviner by spirits. ``[Manasses] observed omens, and appointed pythons.'' --4 Kings xxi. 6 (Douay version). [1913 Webster]


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  • Rock snake — Rock Rock, n. [OF. roke, F. roche; cf. Armor. roc h, and AS. rocc.] 1. A large concreted mass of stony material; a large fixed stone or crag. See {Stone}. [1913 Webster] Come one, come all! this rock shall fly From its firm base as soon as I. Sir …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rock snake — Rock Rock, n. [OF. roke, F. roche; cf. Armor. roc h, and AS. rocc.] 1. A large concreted mass of stony material; a large fixed stone or crag. See {Stone}. [1913 Webster] Come one, come all! this rock shall fly From its firm base as soon as I. Sir …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rock snake — Rock Rock, n. [OF. roke, F. roche; cf. Armor. roc h, and AS. rocc.] 1. A large concreted mass of stony material; a large fixed stone or crag. See {Stone}. [1913 Webster] Come one, come all! this rock shall fly From its firm base as soon as I. Sir …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rock snake — Snake Snake, n. [AS. snaca; akin to LG. snake, schnake, Icel. sn[=a]kr, sn?kr, Dan. snog, Sw. snok; of uncertain origin.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any species of the order Ophidia; an ophidian; a serpent, whether harmless or venomous. See {Ophidia}, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rock snake — noun very large python of tropical and southern Africa • Syn: ↑rock python, ↑Python sebae • Hypernyms: ↑python • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Python * * * noun 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Swazi Rock Snake — Taxobox name = Swazi Rock Snake status = LR/nt | status system = IUCN2.3 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Reptilia ordo = Squamata familia = Colubridae genus = Lamprophis species = L. swazicus binomial = Lamprophis swazicus binomial… …   Wikipedia

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  • Rock — Rock, n. [OF. roke, F. roche; cf. Armor. roc h, and AS. rocc.] 1. A large concreted mass of stony material; a large fixed stone or crag. See {Stone}. [1913 Webster] Come one, come all! this rock shall fly From its firm base as soon as I. Sir W.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rock alum — Rock Rock, n. [OF. roke, F. roche; cf. Armor. roc h, and AS. rocc.] 1. A large concreted mass of stony material; a large fixed stone or crag. See {Stone}. [1913 Webster] Come one, come all! this rock shall fly From its firm base as soon as I. Sir …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rock barnacle — Rock Rock, n. [OF. roke, F. roche; cf. Armor. roc h, and AS. rocc.] 1. A large concreted mass of stony material; a large fixed stone or crag. See {Stone}. [1913 Webster] Come one, come all! this rock shall fly From its firm base as soon as I. Sir …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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