Examples of serpent in a Sentence
an Aztec carving of a feathered serpent representing the god Quetzalcoatl
beware the temptations of the serpent
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This was to destroy all serpents, lizards, scorpions and poisonous reptiles.
The sun was a resplendent man and the moon was his sister. Eclipses were caused by celestial serpents which attacked these luminaries, threatening mankind with darkness.
Accardi swung his guitar and body around like a striking serpent, which was damn entertaining but did keep him from adding his usual backing howls.
Also new in the town of maple syrup and serpents: Graham Phillips, who will be playing Veronica’s ex boyfriend Nick St. Clair in at least two episodes.
At the bottom of the mosaic is a creature known as the chimera, which had a lion's head, a goat's torso, a serpent's tail, and breathed fire.
Experts say the mosaic at what is now called Boxford villa depicts Bellerophon, a hero of Greek mythology who was sent to kill the chimera, a fire-breathing monster with the head of a lion, the torso of a goat and the tail of a serpent.
The serpent had been left by a hotel guest who had stepped away from the room but had not checked out of the hotel, according to Fox Carolina.
Yet other ticks are finicky eaters, such as the rat snake tick, which feeds only on the blood of that particular serpent.
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Origin and Etymology of serpent
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
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