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 for Snake fly
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Snake \Snake\, n. [AS. snaca; akin to LG. snake, schnake, Icel.
     sn[=a]kr, sn?kr, Dan. snog, Sw. snok; of uncertain origin.]
     (Zool.)
     Any species of the order Ophidia; an ophidian; a serpent,
     whether harmless or venomous. See Ophidia, and Serpent.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: Snakes are abundant in all warm countries, and much the
           larger number are harmless to man.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     Blind snake, Garter snake, Green snake, King snake,
     Milk snake, Rock snake, Water snake, etc. See under
        Blind, Garter, etc.
  
     Fetich snake (Zool.), a large African snake ({Python
        Sebae) used by the natives as a fetich.
  
     Ringed snake (Zool.), a common European columbrine snake
        ({Tropidonotus natrix).
  
     Snake eater. (Zool.)
     (a) The markhoor.
     (b) The secretary bird.
  
     Snake fence, a worm fence (which see). [U.S.]
  
     Snake fly (Zool.), any one of several species of
        neuropterous insects of the genus Rhaphidia; -- so
        called because of their large head and elongated neck and
        prothorax.
  
     Snake gourd (Bot.), a cucurbitaceous plant ({Trichosanthes
        anguina) having the fruit shorter and less snakelike than
        that of the serpent cucumber.
  
     Snake killer. (Zool.)
     (a) The secretary bird.
     (b) The chaparral cock.
  
     Snake moss (Bot.), the common club moss ({Lycopodium
        clavatum). See Lycopodium.
  
     Snake nut (Bot.), the fruit of a sapindaceous tree
        ({Ophiocaryon paradoxum) of Guiana, the embryo of which
        resembles a snake coiled up.
  
     Tree snake (Zool.), any one of numerous species of
        colubrine snakes which habitually live in trees,
        especially those of the genus Dendrophis and allied
        genera.
        [1913 Webster]

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