He is either a fer de lance or a first cousin to it, and either is a sort of creature to keep away from.
The island, one might say, is fairly under the domination of the fer de lance.
I forget how many of the fer de lance sort he told me he had killed in the rooms since he had lived in them.
My friends white face tells the story; it was the fer de lance.
We carry our umbrellas aloft in spite of the shade, and, shuddering, secretly envy the one who saw the fer de lance.
large poisonous snake of American tropics, 1880, from French, "lance-head," literally "iron of a lance." So called for its shape.