And the suckling child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the basilisk's den.
Fierce is the dragon and cunning the asp; but woman has the malice of both.
It represented a Moor bringing to Cleopatra a basket of flowers, containing the asp by whose bite she destroyed herself.
The asp was worshipped by the Egyptians under the name of urus.
I arrived at the hamlet wearied out, for my forces were no longer the same since the bite of the asp.
Cleopatra was caused by the death of an asp which she dissolved in a wine cup.
The asp (Naja haje) has a less dilatable neck; it is of a greenish colour, and marked with brownish spots.
An ancient marble at Rome represents Cleopatra with the asp on her arm.
It was generally believed that she had died by the bite of an asp, which a peasant had brought to her in a basket full of figs.
I doubt it will be more like the asp in the Bible story, eh!
poisonous snake, 1520s, earlier aspis (mid-14c.), from Old French aspe (13c.) or directly from Latin aspidem (nominative aspis), from Greek aspis "shield;" the serpent so called probably in reference to its neck hood.
(Heb. pethen), Deut. 32:33; Job 20:14, 16; Isa. 11:8. It was probably the Egyptian cobra (Naja haje), which was very poisonous (Rom. 3:13; Gr. aspis). The Egyptians worshipped it as the _uraeus_, and it was found in the desert and in the fields. The peace and security of Messiah's reign is represented by the figure of a child playing on the hole of the asp. (See ADDER.)