Definition of Rat snake

1. Noun. Any of various nonvenomous rodent-eating snakes of North America and Asia.

Lexicographical Neighbors of Rat Snake

rat chinchilla
rat fink
rat kangaroo
rat king
rat leprosy
rat mite dermatitis
rat on
rat out
rat race
rat rod
rat rods
rat run
rat runner
rat running
rat sialodacryoadenitis virus
rat snake (current term)
rat terrier
rat through
rat trap
rat traps
rat typhus
rat wall

Literary usage of Rat snake

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

1. Village Folk-tales of Ceylon by Henry Parker (1914)
"Because, through the act of his eating the White Rat-snake's head they were unable to 1 Hatara-maha Lula. I am doubtful regarding the meaning of maha ..."

2. Snakes: Curiosities and Wonders of Serpent Life by Catherine Cooper Hopley (1882)
"A South American rat snake ... but the keeper was on the watch, and administered a little practical reproof which made the rat snake loosen his hold. ..."

3. Ceylon, the Paradise of Adam: The Record of Seven Years' Residence in the Island by Caroline Corner (1908)
"It wasn'ta cobra : only a rat-snake, from what I saw of it. ... A rummy sort of rat- snake then." It was a lieutenant who talked— he always did. ..."

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