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any of several nonvenomous, chiefly tropical constrictors of the family Boidae, having vestigial hind limbs at the base of the tail.
a scarf or stole of feathers, fur, or fabric.
Contemporary Examples

Lotto Death Curse Anneli Rufus February 18, 2010
Joan Rivers Won’t Shut Up (Thank God) Jacob Bernstein January 23, 2011

Historical Examples

The Big Nightcap Letters Frances Elizabeth Barrow
The Book of One Syllable Esther Bakewell
My First Voyage to Southern Seas W.H.G. Kingston
The Book of One Syllable Esther Bakewell
Tour in England, Ireland, and France, in the years 1826, 1827, 1828 and 1829. Hermann Pckler-Muskau
Peak and Prairie Anna Fuller
The Story Hour Nora A. Smith
On the Banks of the Amazon W.H.G. Kingston

any large nonvenomous snake of the family Boidae, most of which occur in Central and South America and the Caribbean. They have vestigial hind limbs and kill their prey by constriction
a woman’s long thin scarf, usually of feathers or fur
basic ordering agreement
beginning of activity


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