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Princeton's WordNet

  1. boa constrictor, Constrictor constrictor(noun)

    very large boa of tropical America and West Indies

Wiktionary

  1. boa constrictor(Noun)

    A large tropical American snake, Boa constrictor, that kills its prey by squeezing them

Webster Dictionary

  1. Boa constrictor

    a large and powerful serpent of tropical America, sometimes twenty or thirty feet long. See Illustration in Appendix

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Steve Warren:

    They encircle the city almost like a boa constrictor.

  2. Steve Warren:

    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.

  3. Steve Warren:

    The fight for Fallujah is ongoing. Right now the Iraqi Security Forces are approaching Fallujah from three directions, 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.

  4. Morrow Mayo:

    Here is an artificial city which has been pumped up under forced draught, inflated like a balloon, stuffed with rural humanity like a goose with corn...endeavoring to eat up this too rapid avalanche of anthropoids, the sunshine metropolis heaves and strains, sweats and becomes pop-eyed, like a young boa constrictor trying to swallow a goat. It has never imparted an urban character to its incoming population for the simple reason that it has never had any character to impart. On the other hand, the place has the manners, culture and general outlook of a huge country village.

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