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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A serpent with a bite anciently supposed to produce intense thirst.

Usage examples (10)
  • The dipsas is a kind of asp, called in Latin situla because anyone bitten by it dies of thirst.
  • The scytalas was like "a staff;" the acontias, like "a javelin;" the dipsas was a thirsty snake.
  • This reptile is probably the torrida dipsas of antiquity.
  • This bite of the dipsas does seem to fit the description. for more
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