Mack, according to reports, used his winnings to fill his home with Rottweilers, tarantulas, and a boa constrictor.
Most of them had picked their own clothes without a stylist, so there was a lot of boa and fringe and sparkles.
Between the lion and the boa constrictor, Harry was certainly lost.
Into the boa Constrictor Peckham plunged the next morning, for all he was worth.
With a sudden spring, however, which made me start by its rapidity and force, the boa threw itself on its prey.
She would not look at him more; he would hear her voice no more: boa lay there, dead!
Many a one has this inexorable power seized and crushed, as the boa crushes its helpless prey.
He would think it shone so bright, to tell him that it was boa's world now.
Mrs. Chinchilla was not a lovely lady, with a dress of soft gray cloth and a great chinchilla muff and boa.
Still the boa did not move, but continued watching the door.
late 14c., "large snake," from Latin boa, type of large serpent mentioned in Pliny's "Natural History;" origin unknown (in Middle English folk etymology associated with Greek bous "ox"). Extension to "snake-like coil of fur worn by ladies" is from 1836. Boa constrictor so called from 1788.
[IBM] Any one of the fat cables that lurk under the floor in a dinosaur pen. Possibly so called because they display a ferocious life of their own when you try to lay them straight and flat after they have been coiled for some time. It is rumored within IBM that channel cables for the 370 are limited to 200 feet because beyond that length the boas get dangerous --- and it is worth noting that one of the major cable makers uses the trademark "Anaconda".