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]
References in classic literature ?
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.
Mr Hennessy reveals how the venom, which is gently massaged from the snake's head, is often used in medicine as he carefully takes the rattlesnake from its box.
A boy, who looked the eldest, attempts to hit the snake's head with what looks like a metal pole.
Last month, the government forces, backed by an Arab coalition, unleashed an operation dubbed "Cutting the Snake's Head" in Saada near the border with Saudi Arabia.
So when Jeremy went to pick up the snake's head about 10 minutes later, he never expected it to bite him in the hand, Jennifer said.
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.
Organizations like the Qalandiya Media Center are the snake's head when it comes to incitement on social media," he said.