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Search phrase: adder

Plays

 11 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND III.ii.71Could not a worm, an adder do so much?Could not a worme, an Adder do so much?
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND III.ii.72An adder did it; for with doubler tongueAn Adder did it: for with doubler tongue
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND III.ii.73Than thine, thou serpent, never adder stung.Then thine (thou serpent) neuer Adder stung.
CymbelineCym IV.ii.90I cannot tremble at it, were it Toad, or Adder, Spider,I cannot tremble at it, were it Toad, or Adder, Spider,
Henry VI Part 22H6 III.ii.76What! Art thou like the adder waxen deaf?What? Art thou like the Adder waxen deafe?
Julius CaesarJC II.i.14It is the bright day that brings forth the adder,It is the bright day, that brings forth the Adder,
King LearKL V.i.57Are of the adder. Which of them shall I take?Are of the Adder. Which of them shall I take?
Richard IIR2 III.ii.20Guard it, I pray thee, with a lurking adder,Guard it I prethee with a lurking Adder,
The Taming of the ShrewTS IV.iii.173Or is the adder better than the eelOr is the Adder better then the Eele,
Timon of AthensTim IV.iii.182Engenders the black toad and adder blue,Engenders the blacke Toad, and Adder blew,
Titus AndronicusTit II.iii.35Even as an adder when she doth unrollEuen as an Adder when she doth vnrowle

Poems

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PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
The Rape of LucreceLuc.871 The adder hisses where the sweet birds sing; The Adder hisses where the sweete birds sing,
Venus and AdonisVen.878 Whereat she starts, like one that spies an adder Whereat she starts like one that spies an adder,

Glossary

 5 result(s).
bladdercavity, vessel [of the body]
bladdervessel derived from animals used for storing liquid
bladderair-filled bag
ladder-tacklerope-ladder in the rigging
stairladder

Thesaurus

 3 result(s).
ladderstair
rigging, rope-ladder in theladder-tackle
rope-ladder in the riggingladder-tackle

Words Families

 1 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
ADDERBASICadder n
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