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Also called black racer. a blackish racer, Coluber constrictor subspecies, of the eastern U.S., that grows to a length of 6 feet (1.8 meters).
any of various other snakes of a black or very dark color.
a heavy, tapering, flexible whip of braided cowhide or the like.
Historical Examples

Vandemark’s Folly Herbert Quick
Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
The Adventures of Old Mr. Toad Thornton W. Burgess
The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse Thornton W. Burgess
Si Klegg, Book 2 (of 6) John McElroy
The Adventures of Old Mr. Toad Thornton W. Burgess
The Magic Speech Flower Melvin Hix
Rolf In The Woods Ernest Thompson Seton
The Cave by the Beech Fork Henry S. Spalding
The Adventures of Old Mr. Toad Thornton W. Burgess

any of several Old World black venomous elapid snakes, esp Pseudechis porphyriacus (Australian blacksnake)
any of various dark nonvenomous snakes, such as Coluber constrictor (black racer)
(US & Canadian) a long heavy pliant whip of braided leather or rawhide


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