What if a snake had been in those bushes?
A mouse she could handle – literally, but a snake was something different.
His bare back glistened as he walked across the patio and tossed the snake into the bushes.
Betsy was safe with a nine and I thought my four bought me cot until Howie's snake eyes saved me.
Gabriel was at his place in the underworld, a small cottage tucked into Death.s realm, in the Everdark forest of Immortal trees whose hissing, fanlike leaves and snake-like branches moved to catch the quiet wind.
Katie's gaze flickered from the snake-like movement of lively jungle trees to Gabe's back. Gabe's words terrified her. If the strongest man she'd ever met couldn't save her, what hope did she have?
Kris asked. The jungle stilled around them, and the snake-like branches froze.
There could be a snake in the daylight.
In a nanosecond she realized that the snake was going to strike Ed.
He was your horse, but if I'd been riding any other horse, that snake would have scared them.
You never said anything about a snake before.
What difference did it make whether there was a snake or Ed got nervous and threw her?
If there is a snake under it, that puts a rock between you and the snake.
Extending the broom as far as possible, she nudged the snake gently.
As she moved around the cabin opening windows, she examined every inch of the floor for possible entry routes a snake might utilize.
Do you know there was a huge snake waiting for me right there in front of the door yesterday when I came home?
She screamed and frantically clawed the slender green snake from her arm.
She had been a virtual prisoner in the cabin since she had seen the snake on the porch.
In tropical waters a sea snake is found, which, though very poisonous, rarely bites.
The snake, however, to which the word "asp" has been most commonly applied is undoubtedly the haje of Egypt, the spy-slange or spitting snake of the Boers (Naja haje), one of the very poisonous Elarinae, from 3 to 4 ft.
Here too were found the repositories of an early shrine containing exquisite faience figures and reliefs, including a snake goddess - another aspect of the native divinity - and her votaries.
Since the 13th century the snake, under Gothic influence, developed into a boldly designed tendril set with leaves, which usually encircled a figure or group of figures, and the knob dividing shaft and crook into an elegant chapel (6 and 7).
The asphodel was also supposed to be a remedy for poisonous snake-bites and a specific against sorcery; it was fatal to mice, but preserved pigs from disease.
Early Chinese civilization had an understanding of medicine at least as far back as 200 BC, as can be seen in the text Recipes for Fifty-Two Ailments, which gives remedies for conditions from snake bites to warts.
One day, when my axe had come off and I had cut a green hickory for a wedge, driving it with a stone, and had placed the whole to soak in a pond-hole in order to swell the wood, I saw a striped snake run into the water, and he lay on the bottom, apparently without inconvenience, as long as I stayed there, or more than a quarter of an hour; perhaps because he had not yet fairly come out of the torpid state.