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Bull snake at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Bull \Bull\, a.
Of or pertaining to a bull; resembling a bull; male; large;
fierce.

{Bull bat} (Zo["o]l.), the night hawk; -- so called from the
loud noise it makes while feeding on the wing, in the
evening.

{Bull calf}.
(a) A stupid fellow.

{Bull mackerel} (Zo["o]l.), the chub mackerel.

{Bull pump} (Mining), a direct single-acting pumping engine,
in which the steam cylinder is placed above the pump.

{Bull snake} (Zo["o]l.), the pine snake of the United States.


{Bull stag}, a castrated bull. See {Stag}.

{Bull wheel}, a wheel, or drum, on which a rope is wound for
lifting heavy articles, as logs, the tools in well boring,
etc.

bull snake at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Pine \Pine\, n. [AS. p[=i]n, L. pinus.]
1. (Bot.) Any tree of the coniferous genus {Pinus}. See
{Pinus}.

Note: There are about twenty-eight species in the United
States, of which the {white pine} ({P. Strobus}), the
{Georgia pine} ({P. australis}), the {red pine} ({P.
resinosa}), and the great West Coast {sugar pine} ({P.
Lambertiana}) are among the most valuable. The {Scotch
pine} or {fir}, also called {Norway} or {Riga pine}
({Pinus sylvestris}), is the only British species. The
{nut pine} is any pine tree, or species of pine, which
bears large edible seeds. See {Pinon}. The spruces,
firs, larches, and true cedars, though formerly
considered pines, are now commonly assigned to other
genera.

2. The wood of the pine tree.

3. A pineapple.

{Ground pine}. (Bot.) See under {Ground}.

{Norfolk Island pine} (Bot.), a beautiful coniferous tree,
the {Araucaria excelsa}.

{Pine barren}, a tract of infertile land which is covered
with pines. [Southern U.S.]

{Pine borer} (Zo["o]l.), any beetle whose larv[ae] bore into
pine trees.

{Pine finch}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Pinefinch}, in the Vocabulary.


{Pine grosbeak} (Zo["o]l.), a large grosbeak ({Pinicola
enucleator}), which inhabits the northern parts of both
hemispheres. The adult male is more or less tinged with
red.

{Pine lizard} (Zo["o]l.), a small, very active, mottled gray
lizard ({Sceloporus undulatus}), native of the Middle
States; -- called also {swift}, {brown scorpion}, and
{alligator}.

{Pine marten}. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) A European weasel ({Mustela martes}), called also
{sweet marten}, and {yellow-breasted marten}.
(b) The American sable. See {Sable}.

{Pine moth} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of small
tortricid moths of the genus {Retinia}, whose larv[ae]
burrow in the ends of the branchlets of pine trees, often
doing great damage.

{Pine mouse} (Zo["o]l.), an American wild mouse ({Arvicola
pinetorum}), native of the Middle States. It lives in pine
forests.

{Pine needle} (Bot.), one of the slender needle-shaped leaves
of a pine tree. See {Pinus}.

{Pine-needle wool}. See {Pine wool} (below).

{Pine oil}, an oil resembling turpentine, obtained from fir
and pine trees, and used in making varnishes and colors.


{Pine snake} (Zo["o]l.), a large harmless North American
snake ({Pituophis melanoleucus}). It is whitish, covered
with brown blotches having black margins. Called also
{bull snake}. The Western pine snake ({P. Sayi}) is
chestnut-brown, mottled with black and orange.

{Pine tree} (Bot.), a tree of the genus {Pinus}; pine.

{Pine-tree money}, money coined in Massachusetts in the
seventeenth century, and so called from its bearing a
figure of a pine tree.

{Pine weevil} (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of
weevils whose larv[ae] bore in the wood of pine trees.
Several species are known in both Europe and America,
belonging to the genera {Pissodes}, {Hylobius}, etc.

{Pine wool}, a fiber obtained from pine needles by steaming
them. It is prepared on a large scale in some of the
Southern United States, and has many uses in the economic
arts; -- called also {pine-needle wool}, and {pine-wood
wool}.

bull snake at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

bull snake
n : any of several large harmless rodent-eating North American
burrowing snakes [syn: {bull-snake}]