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Deadliness

anaconda
South American boa constrictor; longest and deadliest of its kind. [Zoology: NCE, 317]
basilisk
monstrous reptile; has fatal breath and glance. [Gk. Folklore: Jobes, 184]
black widow spider
poisonous spider; consumes her mate after mating. [Zoology: NCE, 308]
boa constrictor
largest of all snakes; squeezes its victims in a deadly grip. [Zoology: NCE, 317]
cobra
bite believed to mean certain death. [Folklore: Jobes, 352]
copperhead
deadly pit viper in eastern U.S. [Zoology: NCE, 652]
coral snake
its bite is deadly. [Zoology: NCE, 654]
Gila monster
small but venomous lizard found in U.S. desert. [Zoology: NCE, 1084]
Humbaba
one-eyed, fire- and plague-breathing monster whose eye could strike men dead. [Babyl. Myth.: Gilgamesh; Benét, 485]
Hydra’s gall
deadly; Hercules dipped his arrows in it. [Gk. and Rom. Myth.: Hall, 149]
piranha
South American carnivorous fish. [Zoology: EB, VIII: 1]
Portuguese man-of-war
a long tentacled jellyfish whose sting can be deadly. [Zoology: NCE, 1408]
python
nonvenomous jungle snake crushes its victims. [Zoology: NCE, 2252]
rattlesnake
venomous snake, often deadly. [Zoology: NCE, 2281]
shark
large and ferocious fish, sometimes man-eating. [Zoology: NCE, 2493]
tarantula
spider with a deadly venom. [Zoology: NCE, 2695]
upas
Asian and East Indian tree juice, extremely poisonous. [Eur. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 926]
viper
(or adder) poisonous snake family; puff adder is deadliest of all. [Zoology: NCE, 2898]
water moccasin
(also cottonmouth) highly poisonous snake found in southern U.S. [Zoology: NCE, 2490]
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