a South American boa, Eunectes murinus, that often grows to a length of more than 25 feet (7.6 meters).
any large boa.
Cards. a variety of poker in which each player is dealt seven cards, discards two, and turns up one of the remaining five before each betting round.
a city in SW Montana.
This is like telling a man wrestling four alligators not to ignore that 30-foot anaconda that just slipped into the pond.
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When Nicki Minaj released her “anaconda” music video, the blatant booty was meant to spark a conversation.
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Even the more cartoonish way that Minaj is celebrating her ass in the “anaconda” video may not be wise.
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Some in the press tried to cover anaconda, but America seemed to pay little attention.
Obama’s War Presidency Stephen L. Carter January 5, 2011
Minaj dropped her newest single anaconda on Monday, a Sir Mix-A-Lot sampling ode to her own assets.
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The anaconda mine in Butte is the largest producer of silver in the country.
The A B C of Mining Charles A. Bramble
It belongs to the same family, but is known as the anaconda.
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J——- paid four sous for admittance, and found that the sea-tiger was nothing but a large seal, and the anaconda altogether a myth.
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Duppo has been telling him of the way in which he rescued him from the anaconda.
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“I have heard of no one putting you in on any anaconda,” he said sarcastically.
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a very large nonvenomous arboreal and semiaquatic snake, Eunectes murinus, of tropical South America, which kills its prey by constriction: family Boidae (boas)
1768, a name first used in English to name a Ceylonese python, it was applied erroneously to a large South American boa, called in Brazil sucuriuba. The word is of uncertain origin, and no snake name like it now is found in Sinhalese or Tamil. One suggestion is that it is a Latinization of Sinhalese henacandaya “whip snake,” literally “lightning-stem” [Barnhart]. Another suggestion is that it represents Tamil anaikkonda “having killed an elephant” [OED].
a section of the District of Columbia, in the SE part. Contemporary Examples So Obama wades back into the inequality debate today with a speech in Anacostia. Obama and Inequality (and Clinton): A Long-Term Project Michael Tomasky December 3, 2013 “A lot of members on the council speak about assisting various areas like Anacostia but […]
- Anacostia river
a river in the District of Columbia flowing into the Potomac River. about 24 miles (39 km) long. Historical Examples To the southeast, on the Anacostia River, was the navy yard, active enough now. A Little Girl in Old Washington Amanda M. Douglas The Anacostia River, at its mouth, is almost the same width and […]
of or relating to the upper portion of the earth’s atmosphere and to interplanetary space, where sound cannot be transmitted because molecules are too far apart to serve as a transmitting medium. adjective unable to support the propagation of sound; soundless
c570–c480 b.c, Greek writer, especially of love poems and drinking songs. Historical Examples A glance at the Anacreon will show the truth of this observation. Thomas Moore Stephen Gwynn There were ears for these sounds in Greece long ago, as Anacreon’s ode will show. Excursions and Poems Henry David Thoreau His imitations of Anacreon, and […]