Definition of Horned asp
1. Noun. Highly venomous viper of northern Africa and southwestern Asia having a horny spine above each eye.
Generic synonyms: Viper
Group relationships: Aspis, Genus Aspis, Genus Cerastes
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Literary usage of Horned asp
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1. English Mechanic and World of Science: With which are Incorporated "the (1893)
"... recall« the story of Sir Richard Owen and the horned Asp, which used to be told at Cairo :— The great naturalist was teated in the shade on the verandah ..."
2. The Wonders of Nature and Providence, Displayed: Compiled from Authentic by Josiah Priest (1826)
"... a sort of horn, ahout a quarter of an inch in height, moveable backward, from whence it has been called in many countries the " horned asp,1' or atpic- ..."
3. The Booklover and His Books by Harry Lyman Koopman (1917)
"Thus the Egyptian symbol for F was originally a picture of the horned asp, later it stood for the Egyptian name of this venomous creature, and finally for ..."
4. Time and Tide by Weare and Tyne: Twenty-five Letters to a Working Man of by John Ruskin (1890)
"The puff-adder or horned asp is not more real. Unbelievable,— those,—unless you had seen them; no fable could have been coined out of any human brain so ..."
5. The Great Texts of the Bible by James Hastings (1912)
"The puff-adder or horned asp is not more real. Unbelievable,—those-,—unless you had seen them; no fable could have been coined out of any human brain so ..."