snake's head


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Related to snake's head: Fritillaria meleagris

snake's head

n
(Plants) a European fritillary plant, Fritillaria meleagris, of damp meadows, having purple-and-white chequered flowers
[C19: so called because its buds are claimed to resemble a snake's head]
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Jim told me to chop off the snake's head and throw it away, and then skin the body and roast a piece of it.
Did you ever notice how that tusk of his is a sort of carved into a snake's head, Stubb?
The victory is only a matter of quickness of eye and quickness of foot--snake's blow against mongoose's jump--and as no eye can follow the motion of a snake's head when it strikes, this makes things much more wonderful than any magic herb.
The young shepherd bites, and far away he spits the snake's head, whereupon he rises, "No longer shepherd, no longer man--a transfigured being, a light-surrounded being, that LAUGHED
But the fierce old hag began to get angry and show a glimpse of her diabolic nature (like a snake's head, peeping with a hiss out of her bosom), at this pusillanimous behavior of the thing which she had taken the trouble to put together.
A farmer in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh chewed off a snake's head as "revenge" after the reptile bit him.
At the exhibit opening, guest star and Academy award-winning actress Alicia Vikander wore a Serpenti necklace with a large snake's head pendant.
Liz Hurley says she saved her son's life by chopping off a snake's head as it slithered towards him.
LIZ Hurley has told of the heartstopping moment she saved her son's life by chopping off a snake's head as it slithered towards him.
Organizations like the Qalandiya Media Center are the snake's head when it comes to incitement on social media," he said.
Your plant is a little bulb, the snake's head fritillary - Fritillaria meleagris.
The 25-year-old said: "I was in South Africa mountain hiking and saw a dog cornered by a Cape Cobra and had no choice but to leap onto the snake's head to hold it down and free the dog.