snake doctor

snake doctor n

1 = hellgrammite n 1. Note: It is not clear if quot 1863 belongs here or not.

1863 S. Lit. Messenger 37.598 VA, The water under the bridge is . . full of all manner of nasty and confounded “mud-kittens,” “snap’n-turkles” and snake-doctors. 1882 Amer. Angler (Ed. Harris) 2.53, We sum up—Corydalis cornutus, is his baptismal scientific name, but he is also called: . . Snake Doctor [at] Hanover, York county, Pa.

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