viper

Part of speech: noun

A venomous Old World snake; adder.

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Usage examples "viper":

  1. I have found many a viper, and I am familiar with their aspect. - "Old Fritz and the New Era", Louise Muhlbach.
  2. Alone and undisturbed the bleached viper warmed to its dance with the pulsing flame, turning and twisting, weaving and writhing in its infernal glare.... - "The Bronze Bell", Louis Joseph Vance.
  3. The viper of the Nile had betrayed him. - "Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern", Edgar Saltus.