black racer


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black racer

n.
Either of two long slender black snakes (Coluber constrictor subsp. constrictor or C. constrictor subsp. priapus) of eastern North America.

black′snake`

or black′ snake`,



n.
1. a slender, harmless black-skinned racer, Coluber constrictor, of E North America.
2. any of various other black snakes.
3. a heavy, tapering whip of braided cowhide or the like.
[1625–35, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.black racer - blackish racer of the eastern United States that grows to six feetblack racer - blackish racer of the eastern United States that grows to six feet
racer - slender fast-moving North American snakes
blue racer, Coluber constrictor flaviventris - bluish-green blacksnake found from Ohio to Texas
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He has been breaking the mould from the day he arrived in 2007 as the sport's first black racer but as the pace hots up in the world title fight he revealed he is battling to do the same in his private life.
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Moving closer, I saw what had its attention: a coiled-up black racer snake, almost two feet long, glistening in the noonday sun.
Hill, one of the nation's most underestimated champions, beat Michael Schumacher to the title in 1996 but, with a Grand Prix legend for a father, shouldered a weight of expectation similar to that which Hamilton carries today as the sport's first black racer.
Now I doubt if I could even find the spot; and I've only seen one snake in years, a big, black racer that sped across my garden when they were building the mega-home next door.
The researchers let females in outdoor cages see a tethered southern black racer (Coluber constrictor priapus).