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Synonyms for coachwhip

desert shrub of southwestern United States and Mexico having slender naked spiny branches that after the rainy season put forth foliage and clusters of red flowers

a whipsnake of southern United States and Mexico

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The group follow a lineage of Jesus and Mary Chain, the Fall and the Coachwhips. Their drummer sees the ever popular, yet sometimes despised, disregard for traditional production techniques as more than a good thing.
The most expanded use of habitats was by the coachwhip Masticophis flagellum.
When Silvester goes to the farm to see what home improvements are needed, he is confronted by a large coachwhip snake, "its eyes on him, its tongue flicking in and out as though attempting speech, and not staring in fear either but as if watching an intruder." It is this scene which defines the book's title.