Definition of Snake pit

1. Noun. Any place of pain and turmoil. "When you're alone Christmas is the pits"

Exact synonyms: Hell, Hell On Earth, Hellhole, Inferno, The Pits
Generic synonyms: Part, Region
Derivative terms: Infernal



2. Noun. Pejorative terms for an insane asylum.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Snake Pit

snake doctor
snake eagle
snake eagles
snake eyes
snake feeder
snake fence
snake fern
snake fruit
snake god
snake hawk
snake mackerel
snake muishond
snake oil
snake palm
snake pit (current term)
snake plant
snake polypody
snake proteinase
snake rake
snake rakes
snake venom
snake venoms
snake wood
snakeberries
snakeberry
snakebird
snakebirds
snakebit
snakebite

Literary usage of Snake pit

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Folk and Fairy Tales by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, P Chr Asbjörnsen, Edmund Gosse, Hans Lien Brækstad (1883)
"... but if only one of the king's hares was lost, they were to cut three red stripes out of his back, and throw him into the snake-pit. ..."

2. Round the yule log, Norwegian folk and fairy tales, tr. by H.L. Brækstad by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen (1881)
"... but if only one of the king's hares was lost, they were to cut three red stripes out of his back, and throw him into the snake-pit. ..."

3. Corpus Poeticum Boreale: The Poetry of the Old Northern Tongue from the by Guðbrandur Vigfússon, Frederick York Powell (1883)
"... gives him a charmed coat, which preserves him even in the snake- pit into which he is cast by ./Ella, king of the Northumbrians, till the enchantment is ..."

4. Corpus Poeticvm Boreale: The Poetry of the Old Northern Tongue, from the by Guðbrandur Vigfússon, Frederick York Powell (1883)
"... gives him a charmed coat, which preserves him even in the snake- pit into which he is cast by Л£11а, king of the Northumbrians, till the enchantment is ..."

5. Corpus Poeticvm Boreale: The Poetry of the Old Northern Tongue, from the by Guðbrandur Vigfússon, Frederick York Powell (1883)
"... gives him a charmed coat, which preserves him even in the snake- pit into which he is cast by ..."

6. Corpus Poeticum Boreale: The Poetry of the Old Northern Tongue from the by Guðbrandur Vigfússon, Frederick York Powell (1883)
"... gives him a charmed coat, which preserves him even in the snake- pit into which he is cast by ..."

7. The Gentleman's Magazine (1836)
"The vengeful conqueror now threw his captive into the snake's pit; but, no serpent approached Ragnar, who sat unharmed amidst these venomous reptiles, ..."

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