feather boa, boa(noun)
a long thin fluffy scarf of feathers or fur
any of several chiefly tropical constrictors with vestigial hind limbs
Any of a group of large American snakes, of the genus Boa, including the boa constrictor, the emperor boa of Mexico, and the chevalier boa of Peru.
A type of scarf typically made from feathers.
a genus of large American serpents, including the boa constrictor, the emperor boa of Mexico (B. imperator), and the chevalier boa of Peru (B. eques)
a long, round fur tippet; -- so called from its resemblance in shape to the boa constrictor
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bō′a, n. a genus of serpents which includes the largest species of serpents (the Boa-Constric′tor), which kill their prey by constriction or pressure: a long serpent-like coil of fur, feathers, or the like, worn round the neck by ladies. [Perh. conn. with L. bos, an ox.]
The New Hacker's Dictionary
Any one of the fat cables that lurk under the floor in a dinosaur pen. Possibly so called because they display a ferocious life of their own when you try to lay them straight and flat after they have been coiled for some time. It is rumored within IBM that channel cables for the 370 are limited to 200 feet because beyond that length the boas get dangerous — and it is worth noting that one of the major cable makers uses the trademark ‘Anaconda’.
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The numerical value of boa in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of boa in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
They encircle the city almost like a boa constrictor.
Democracy! Bah! When I hear that word I reach for my feather Boa!
Boa Esporte was not responsible for the release and freedom of the athlete Goleiro Bruno.
The boa digests slowly. The habit digests slowly. (Le boa digère lentement. - L’habitude digère lentement.)
Essentially, they encircle the city, almost like a boa constrictor, and they will then squeeze in closer and closer into that city until eventually they are able to finally clear it, as we saw in Ramadi.
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