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 for Horned viper
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Horned \Horned\, a.
     Furnished with a horn or horns; furnished with a hornlike
     process or appendage; as, horned cattle; having some part
     shaped like a horn.
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           The horned moon with one bright star
           Within the nether tip.                   --Coleridge.
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     Horned+bee+(Zool.),+a+British+wild+bee+({Osmia+bicornis">Horned bee (Zool.), a British wild bee ({Osmia bicornis),
        having two little horns on the head.
     Horned dace (Zool.), an American cyprinoid fish ({Semotilus
        corporialis) common in brooks and ponds; the common chub.
        See Illust. of Chub.
     Horned frog (Zool.), a very large Brazilian frog
        ({Ceratophrys cornuta), having a pair of triangular horns
        arising from the eyelids.
     Horned grebe (Zool.), a species of grebe ({Colymbus
        auritus), of Arctic Europe and America, having two dense
        tufts of feathers on the head.
     Horned horse (Zool.), the gnu.
     Horned lark (Zool.), the shore lark.
     Horned lizard (Zool.), the horned toad.
     Horned owl (Zool.), a large North American owl ({Bubo
        Virginianus), having a pair of elongated tufts of
        feathers on the head. Several distinct varieties are
        known; as, the Arctic, Western, dusky, and striped horned
        owls, differing in color, and inhabiting different
        regions; -- called also great horned owl, horn owl,
        eagle owl, and cat owl. Sometimes also applied to the
        long-eared owl. See Eared owl, under Eared.
     Horned poppy. (Bot.) See Horn poppy, under Horn.
     Horned pout (Zool.), an American fresh-water siluroid fish;
        the bullpout.
     Horned rattler (Zool.), a species of rattlesnake ({Crotalus
        cerastes), inhabiting the dry, sandy plains, from
        California to Mexico. It has a pair of triangular horns
        between the eyes; -- called also sidewinder.
     Horned ray (Zool.), the sea devil.
     Horned screamer (Zool.), the kamichi.
     Horned snake (Zool.), the cerastes.
     Horned toad (Zool.), any lizard of the genus Phrynosoma,
        of which nine or ten species are known. These lizards have
        several hornlike spines on the head, and a broad, flat
        body, covered with spiny scales. They inhabit the dry,
        sandy plains from California to Mexico and Texas. Called
        also horned lizard.
     Horned viper. (Zool.) See Cerastes.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Plume \Plume\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Plumed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Pluming.] [Cf. F. plumer to pluck, to strip, L. plumare to
     cover with feathers.]
     1. To pick and adjust the plumes or feathers of; to dress or
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              Pluming her wings among the breezy bowers. --W.
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     2. To strip of feathers; to pluck; to strip; to pillage;
        also, to peel. [Obs.] --Bacon. Dryden.
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     3. To adorn with feathers or plumes. "Farewell the plumed
        troop." --Shak.
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     4. To pride; to vaunt; to boast; -- used reflexively; as, he
        plumes himself on his skill. --South.
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     Plumed+adder+(Zool.),+an+African+viper+({Vipera+cornuta">Plumed adder (Zool.), an African viper ({Vipera cornuta,
        syn. Clotho cornuta), having a plumelike structure over
        each eye. It is venomous, and is related to the African
        puff adder. Called also horned viper and hornsman.
     Plumed partridge (Zool.), the California mountain quail
        ({Oreortyx pictus). See Mountain quail, under
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  viper \vi"per\ (v[imac]"p[~e]r), n. [F. vip[`e]re, L. vipera,
     probably contr. fr. vivipera; vivus alive + parere to bring
     forth, because it was believed to be the only serpent that
     brings forth living young. Cf. Quick, a., Parent,
     Viviparous, Wivern, Weever.]
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     1. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of Old World venomous
        snakes belonging to Vipera, Clotho, Daboia, and
        other genera of the family Viperidae.
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              There came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on
              his hand.                             --Acts xxviii.
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     Note: Among the best-known species are the European adder
           ({Pelias berus), the European asp ({Vipera aspis}),
           the African horned viper ({Vipera cerastes), and the
           Indian viper ({Daboia Russellii).
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     2. A dangerous, treacherous, or malignant person.
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              Who committed
              To such a viper his most sacred trust
              Of secrecy.                           --Milton.
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     3. Loosely, any venomous or presumed venomous snake.
     Horned viper. (Zool.) See Cerastes.
     Red viper (Zool.), the copperhead.
     Viper fish (Zool.), a small, slender, phosphorescent
        deep-sea fish ({Chauliodus Sloanii). It has long ventral
        and dorsal fins, a large mouth, and very long, sharp
     Viper's bugloss (Bot.), a rough-leaved biennial herb
        ({Echium vulgare) having showy purplish blue flowers. It
        is sometimes cultivated, but has become a pestilent weed
        in fields from New York to Virginia. Also called blue
     Viper's grass (Bot.), a perennial composite herb
        ({Scorzonera Hispanica) with narrow, entire leaves, and
        solitary heads of yellow flowers. The long, white,
        carrot-shaped roots are used for food in Spain and some
        other countries. Called also viper grass.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  horned viper
      n 1: highly venomous viper of northern Africa and southwestern
           Asia having a horny spine above each eye [syn: horned
           viper, cerastes, sand viper, horned asp, Cerastes

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