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Definition of Rattlesnake


  1. Any one of several species of venomous American snakes belonging to the genera Crotalus and Caudisona, or Sistrurus. They have a series of horny interlocking joints at the end of the tail which make a sharp rattling sound when shaken. The common rattlesnake of the Northern United States (Crotalus horridus), and the diamond rattlesnake of the South (C. adamanteus), are the best known. See Illust. of Fang.

Rattlesnake Quotations

When you see a rattlesnake poised to strike, you do not wait until he has struck to crush him.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

After a hard day of basic training, you could eat a rattlesnake.
Elvis Presley

A rattlesnake that doesn't bite teaches you nothing.
Jessamyn West

He will fight a rattlesnake and give it the first two bites too.
Navjot Singh Sidhu

A rattlesnake loose in the living room tends to end all discussion of animal rights.
Lance Morrow
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Rattlesnake Translations

rattlesnake in German is Klapperschlange
rattlesnake in Italian is serpente a sonagli
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