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A long black American racer, especially the common Northern blacksnake ("Coluber constrictor constrictor"), the adult of which is a patternless black, above and below.
- ‘I told him, ‘No son, that's just an old blacksnake.’’
- ‘Though I felt lucky to have blacksnakes around our barn and sheds to keep the mice in check, I just never could get as comfortable with any snakes as my younger son is.’
- ‘When agitated, blacksnakes hiss loudly, flattening the body laterally so that the white skin between the scales can be seen.’
- ‘It seems once blacksnakes learn its easier to get baby birds, be it chickens or bluebirds, they don't try for mice any longer.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.