snake doctor


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snake doctor

n. Chiefly Southern US

snake′ doc`tor


n.
1. South Midland and Southern U.S. dragonfly.
[1860–65, Amer.]
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Noun1.snake doctor - slender-bodied non-stinging insect having iridescent wings that are outspread at restsnake doctor - slender-bodied non-stinging insect having iridescent wings that are outspread at rest; adults and nymphs feed on mosquitoes etc.
odonate - large primitive predatory aquatic insect having two pairs of membranous wings
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Finally, as we were running low on worms, a snake doctor sat on his cork.
I know such a person and he's never been a believer in what he calls my "snake doctor" cures.
Orphaned at 14, for some years he traveled adventurously with a group of colorful friends (including his two half brothers by a lower-caste woman, a snake doctor, a goldsmith, a gambler, and a musician).