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Synonyms for fer-de-lance

large extremely venomous pit viper of Central America and South America

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In Fer-de-Lance, the first Wolfe mystery, he solves the link between the murders of a poor Italian immigrant and a distinguished college president.
The extremely poisonous fer-de-lance snake, on the other hand, stayed in its cage.
Out come the poisonous snakes--the fer-de-lance, the Gaboon viper--slithering toward me.
In Fer-de-Lance (1934) he introduced Nero Wolfe, the obese, brilliant aesthete who solves crimes without leaving his New York City apartment.
The volcanic activity forced over 100 six-foot fer-de-lance snakes to invade the coastal town of St Pierre four miles down the slope to the south of Mount Pelee.