Definition of Joint snake
1. Noun. Snakelike lizard of Europe and Asia and North America with vestigial hind limbs and the ability to regenerate its long fragile tail.
Generic synonyms: Anguid Lizard
Group relationships: Genus Ophisaurus, Ophisaurus
Definition of Joint snake
1. Noun. A mythical creature of the southern United States, a snake that can reassemble itself when broken or cut into pieces. ¹
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Literary usage of Joint snake
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1. The Popular Science MonthlyScience (1893)
"More about the "joint-snake" (Corr.). JT Becker, 80 : 841. Origin of hair-S. (Misc.), 5 : 509. Pet S. (Misc.), 10 : 119. Purpose of the rattlesnake's ..."
2. The Scrap Book (1906)
"On one occasion while out taking a walk I saw a joint snake crawling slowly along the top of an old stone wall; taking my cane, I gave it a smart jerk about ..."
3. Zoology: Descriptive and Practical by Buel Preston Colton (1903)
"Every one has heard of the glass-snake or joint- snake, which is by no means rare in the Central states. The commonly accepted story is that when struck it ..."
4. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1855)
"1 The ' Sea Serpent ' is n't worth mentioning, and it altogether beata the wonderful joint snake I heard of in one of the Western States, said to have the ..."
5. Economic Zoology: An Introductory Text-book in Zoology, with Special by Herbert Osborn (1908)
"An interesting native species is the glass snake, sometimes called the joint snake, which unlike other lizards is legless, the limbs being very much reduced ..."
6. Zoölogy, Descriptive and Practical by Buel Preston Colton (1903)
"The Joint-snake. — Every one has heard of the glass-snake or joint- snake, which is by no means rare in the Central states. The commonly accepted story is ..."
7. The Annals of Newberry: In Two Parts by John Belton O'Neall, John Abney Chapman (1892)
"The compiler of these Annals when he was a boy often heard such stories told of the joint-snake, but the stories were never true. ..."
8. Reading for the Young: A Classified and Annotated Catalogue with an by John Frederick Sargent (1890)
"St. Nicholas 19- 376. ('92) Strength of a python. Youth's Companion 64. 598. (V) •Williams, MC The joint snake. Harper's Young People 12: 632. ..."