or black snake
Origin of blacksnake
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Examples from the Web for blacksnake
Then great Blacksnake, “The Climber,” offered to go for fire.
It was quite on the cards that the old-timer might use a blacksnake whip on him.
He had a blacksnake whip in his hand and was teasing a pup with it.
There was only one who could make such a sound as that—Mr. Blacksnake.
He knew by the sound of the rustling that Mr. Blacksnake was right at his heels.
- 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 and Canadian a long heavy pliant whip of braided leather or rawhide
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