The word "asper" is the first descriptive adjective applied by Michelius.
The word "asper" means either "unsavoury" or "prickly," according to the context.
There seems to be little adumbration of the dark marginal lines of asper in populations from the lower Mississippi River drainage.
Sometimes a girl is married in performance of a vow to the sahada (Streblus asper) tree.
Crenshaw and Hopkins showed that asper did not intergrade with ferox.
Percy was plainly called a donkey, for hanging off and on with a handsome girl of such expectations as Miss asper.
The chairs and carpets are covered, but the corners are turned up that asper may admire their beauty and texture.
asper then describes a visit he reluctantly pays to Prospero's house.
Thus the usual Telugu marriage post, but made of Streblus asper wood, is set up, and nine kinds of grain are placed near it.
Mr asper was on the sick-list, so Mr Smallsole the master had the command of the expedition.
poisonous snake, 1520s, earlier aspis (mid-14c.), from Old French aspe (13c.) or directly from Latin aspidem (nominative aspis), from Greek aspis "shield;" the serpent so called probably in reference to its neck hood.
(Heb. pethen), Deut. 32:33; Job 20:14, 16; Isa. 11:8. It was probably the Egyptian cobra (Naja haje), which was very poisonous (Rom. 3:13; Gr. aspis). The Egyptians worshipped it as the _uraeus_, and it was found in the desert and in the fields. The peace and security of Messiah's reign is represented by the figure of a child playing on the hole of the asp. (See ADDER.)