blind-worm

 the snake called a slow-worm. N. and S.

A glossary of provincial and local words used in England. . 1790.

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  • blind|worm — «BLYND WURM», noun. a small lizard of Europe, western Asia, and Algeria, with a limbless, snakelike body and very tiny eyes, popularly supposed to be sightless but actually able to see; slowworm …   Useful english dictionary

  • Blind — Blind, er, este, adj. et adv. des Gesichtes, oder der Werkzeuge des Sehens beraubt. 1. Eigentlich. Blind seyn. Auf einem Auge, auf beyden Augen blind seyn. Ein blinder Mann. Sprichw. Ein blinder Mann ein armer Mann, weil die Blindheit in der… …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

  • Worm snake — is the common name sometimes given to several of snakes. They share the characteristics of small size, primarily subterranean habitat, non functioning or small eyes, and varying resemblance to earthworms. Many are also known as Blind snakes, the… …   Wikipedia

  • blind snake — noun wormlike burrowing snake of warm regions having vestigial eyes • Syn: ↑worm snake • Hypernyms: ↑snake, ↑serpent, ↑ophidian • Hyponyms: ↑western blind snake, ↑Leptotyphlops h …   Useful english dictionary

  • worm snake — noun 1. wormlike burrowing snake of warm regions having vestigial eyes • Syn: ↑blind snake • Hypernyms: ↑snake, ↑serpent, ↑ophidian • Hyponyms: ↑western blind snake, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • worm snake — 1. any of several small, wormlike snakes, esp. Carphophis amoenus, of the eastern and central U.S. 2. See blind snake. [1880 85, Amer.] * * * ▪ reptile  any of various harmless burrowing snakes of wormlike appearance. This name is often given to… …   Universalium

  • blind snake — any of numerous wormlike, burrowing snakes of the families Typhlopidae, Leptotyphlopidae, and Anomalepididae, most of which have vestigial eyes. Also called worm snake. * * * ▪ reptile  any of several nonvenomous snakes (snake) characterized by… …   Universalium

  • Blind snake — Snake Snake, n. [AS. snaca; akin to LG. snake, schnake, Icel. sn[=a]kr, sn?kr, Dan. snog, Sw. snok; of uncertain origin.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any species of the order Ophidia; an ophidian; a serpent, whether harmless or venomous. See {Ophidia}, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blind snake — /ˈblaɪnd sneɪk / (say bluynd snayk) noun a small, subterranean, non venomous snake of the family Typhlopidae; worm snake; slow worm …   Australian English dictionary

  • worm lizard — noun a subterranean burrowing reptile resembling an earthworm, being blind, apparently segmented, and typically without limbs. [Suborder Amphisbaenia: numerous species.] …   English new terms dictionary


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