[ vahy-per-in, -puh-rahyn ]
/ ˈvaɪ pər ɪn, -pəˌraɪn /
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of, relating to, or resembling a viper; venomous: a gossip with a viperine tongue.
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Here, among a number of viperine snakes of about the same size, is a snake that lives on eggs.
But your Lamia has taught you some subtle 'viperine' reasoning and motiving, for the turning down one street instead of another.The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846|Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett