Definition of Snake doctor
1. Noun. Slender-bodied non-stinging insect having iridescent wings that are outspread at rest; adults and nymphs feed on mosquitoes etc..
Generic synonyms: Odonate
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Snake Doctor
Literary usage of Snake doctor
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1. Next to the Ground: Chronicles of a Countryside by Martha McCulloch Williams (1902)
"A cant name for the dragonfly is gnat-hawk, or musquito- hawk — but who would ever think of setting it beside snake-doctor? Negroes say the snake-doctor is ..."
2. The Popular Science Monthly (1890)
"In Tennessee and Illinois either " snake-doctor " or " snake- feeder " is the popular name, and the latter is the one in general use both among children and ..."
3. Ole Rabbit's Plantation Stories as Told Among the Negroes of the Southwest by Mary Alicia Owen (1898)
"Find the snake doctor, and when he assists me to get away you can get at the birds, which I will willingly give you for your trouble. ..."
4. Thirty Years of Shikar by Edward Braddon (1895)
"supported his tottering steps, and the snake doctor, as his witnesses, ... The snake-doctor (who as a witness before me was less of an impostor than might ..."
5. A History of Rome and Floyd County, State of Georgia, United States of by George Magruder Battey (1922)
""snake doctor" FLEET—Scoutmasters of the eleven Boy Scout troops in Rome, ... It is unnecessary to say the "snake doctor Fleet" will take official ..."
6. The Lyon Campaign in Missouri: Being a History of the First Iowa Infantry by Eugene Fitch Ware (1907)
"The dragon-fly was sometimes called the "snake-doctor." July Twenty-eighth, up as usual, before dawn. Long roll sounded about 4 AM We fell into line before ..."