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any African snake of the genus
some species of which are important mouse and rat catchers in areas of human habitation.
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Examples from the Web for house snake
It was the rats, and from the rattling sound above I judged that the house-snake was pursuing them.
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So when Adam came to fetch Eve, she asked him to be allowed to bring also the house-snake with her.
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