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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The adoration of snakes.

Usage examples (14)
  • Men say our cult is a survival of the ancient Stygian serpent-worship.
  • And now to remove the boils from their children they resolved to comply with the fortune-teller's directions, and go through a grand performance of serpent-worship.
  • Or was it the commemoration of some battle in olden times, or the record of astronomical or geometrical discoveries, or a temple once devoted to serpent-worship, or what?
  • He told my parents that the boils had come in consequence of their neglect of serpent-worship, and that the children would be cured if my parents would again worship snakes. for more
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