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snake doctor

noun
1.
South Midland and Southern U.S. a dragonfly.
2.
a hellgrammite.
Origin of snake doctor
1790-1800
1790-1800
Regional variation note
1. See dragonfly.
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  • Then the snake-doctor desisted, gathering back the thing again.

    A Secret of the Lebombo Bertram Mitford
  • With all the patience I could command, I sat awaiting the orders of the snake-doctor.

    The Quadroon Mayne Reid
  • Then the snake-doctor began to call in his horrible myrmidons.

    A Secret of the Lebombo Bertram Mitford
  • Something fearful beyond words, for, had not the snake-doctor claimed him?

    A Secret of the Lebombo Bertram Mitford

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