◄ Serpent ►

1. (n.) Any reptile of the order Ophidia; a snake, especially a large snake. See Ophidia.

2. (n.) Fig.: A subtle, treacherous, malicious person.

3. (n.) A species of firework having a serpentine motion as it passes through the air or along the ground.

4. (n.) The constellation Serpens.

5. (n.) A bass wind instrument, of a loud and coarse tone, formerly much used in military bands, and sometimes introduced into the orchestra; -- so called from its form.

6. (v. i.) To wind like a serpent; to crook about; to meander.

7. (v. t.) To wind; to encircle.

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