Mack, according to reports, used his winnings to fill his home with Rottweilers, tarantulas, and a boa constrictor.
Most of them had picked their own clothes without a stylist, so there was a lot of boa and fringe and sparkles.
Between the lion and the boa constrictor, Harry was certainly lost.
She would not look at him more; he would hear her voice no more: boa lay there, dead!
With a sudden spring, however, which made me start by its rapidity and force, the boa threw itself on its prey.
He would think it shone so bright, to tell him that it was boa's world now.
Many a one has this inexorable power seized and crushed, as the boa crushes its helpless prey.
Into the boa Constrictor Peckham plunged the next morning, for all he was worth.
Mrs. Chinchilla was not a lovely lady, with a dress of soft gray cloth and a great chinchilla muff and boa.
Still the boa did not move, but continued watching the door.
late 14c., "large snake," from Latin boa, type of large serpent mentioned in Pliny's "Natural History;" origin unknown (in Middle English folk etymology associated with Greek bous "ox"). Extension to "snake-like coil of fur worn by ladies" is from 1836. Boa constrictor so called from 1788.