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water snake

n.
1. Any of various North American colubrid snakes of the genus Nerodia, living in or frequenting freshwater streams and ponds.
2. Any of various aquatic or semiaquatic snakes.

water snake

n
(Animals) any of various colubrid snakes that live in or near water, esp any of numerous harmless North American snakes of the genus Natrix, such as N. sipedon

wa′ter snake`


n.
1. any of numerous and widely distributed harmless snakes of the genus Natrix, inhabiting areas in or near fresh water.
2. any of various other snakes living in or frequenting water.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.water snake - any of various mostly harmless snakes that live in or near waterwater snake - any of various mostly harmless snakes that live in or near water
colubrid, colubrid snake - mostly harmless temperate-to-tropical terrestrial or arboreal or aquatic snakes
banded water snake, common water snake, Natrix sipedon, Nerodia sipedon - in some classifications placed in the genus Nerodia; western United States snake that seldom ventures far from water
water moccasin - any of numerous North American water snakes inhabiting fresh waters
grass snake, Natrix natrix, ring snake, ringed snake - harmless European snake with a bright yellow collar; common in England
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They tore it away and thrust it fiercely aside, its undulations resembling those of a water snake. "Put it back, put it back!" He thought he shouted these words to his hands, for the undoing of the noose had been succeeded by the direst pang that he had yet experienced.
And those that held Methone and Thaumacia, with Meliboea and rugged Olizon, these were led by the skilful archer Philoctetes, and they had seven ships, each with fifty oarsmen all of them good archers; but Philoctetes was lying in great pain in the Island of Lemnos, where the sons of the Achaeans left him, for he had been bitten by a poisonous water snake. There he lay sick and sorry, and full soon did the Argives come to miss him.
Several pretty large logs may still be seen lying on the bottom, where, owing to the undulation of the surface, they look like huge water snakes in motion.
But one day as the Mariner watched the water snakes, the only living things in all that dreadful waste, he blessed them unaware, merely because they were alive.
A water snake was left without food and heating when its owners moved out of a house in Bloxwich.
The report may be based on a sighting of the superficially-similar northern water snake.
Our earliest records based on specimens were an eastern hognose snake (Heterodon platirhinos) collected in Erie County, Ohio, in 1886 (OSUZM833) and a Lake Erie water snake (Nerodia s.
Since it's the year of the Water Snake, loads of my friends and even those who are just casual acquaintances are getting on the love lane, heading for the altar for those big "I dos." Or they're falling in love with a new partner, even as they have dangerous liaisons on the side, dahlings.
Yet, like earthly deserts, this celestial one isn't completely barren--it contains several binocular Messier objects, including the open cluster M48, in Hydra, the Water Snake.
After residents protested against destroying the dam, Selectman Gerald Skelton made a site inspection and returned with a photo of a resident 4-foot northern water snake.
The northern water snake, which grows up to six feet long, lives in the gorge by the riverside.
Monty ignored a deadly water snake which slithered from the pond at the 18th as he closed out a five-under 65 in the US Open first round.