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1) boa. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...boa, (bo´) (KEY) , name for live-bearing constrictor snakes of the family Boidae, found mostly in the Americas. This family, which also comprises the egg-laying pythons...

2) boa constrictor. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...A large boa (Boa constrictor) of tropical America that has brown markings and kills its prey by constriction....

3) boa. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...chiefly tropical snakes of the family Boidae, which includes the python, anaconda, boa constrictor, and other snakes that coil around and suffocate their prey. 2....

4) Boa Vista. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Boa Vista, (bo´ vesh´t) (KEY) , city (1996 pop. 154,166), capital of Roraima state, NW Brazil, on the Rio Branco. Its economy is based on the processing and shipment...

5) Boa. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...Pliny says the word is from bos (a cow), and arose from the supposition that the boa sucked the milk of cows. 1...

6) Lisbo'a or Lis'boa. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...1 "What beauties doth Lisbo a first unfold."Byron: Childe Harold, l. 16."And thou, famed Lis boa, whose embattled wall Rose by the hand that wrought proud Ilion s...

7) 33094. Kraus, Karl. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...NUMBER:33094 QUOTATION:Psychoanalysis: a rabbit that was swallowed by a boa constrictor just wanted to see what it was like in there. ATTRIBUTION:Karl Kraus (1874-1936),...

8) anaconda, in zoology. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...anaconda, in zoology, see boa....

9) Rajshahi. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Rajshahi, (rajsha´he) (KEY) , formerly Rampur Boalia (ram´poor boa´lea) (KEY) , city (1991 pop. 318,000), W central Bangladesh, on the Ganges River. It is the administrative...

10) 25024. Ginsberg, Allen. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...NUMBER:25024 QUOTATION:Democracy! Bah! When I hear that word I reach for my feather Boa! ATTRIBUTION:Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926), U.S. poet. entry, Oct. 1960, "Subliminal."...

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