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Definitions of Habus

  1. A genus of snakes of the family VIPERIDAE. About 30 species are currently recognized, found in southeast Asia and adjacent island chains. The Okinawa habu frequently enters dwellings in search of rats and mice; the Chinese habu is often found in suburban and agricultural areas. They are quite irritable. ( Moore: Poisonous Snakes of the World, 1980, p136)
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Usage examples for Habus

  1. I telled him " grammer warn't of eny ackount wile the rebellyun lasted- that, like the Constitushin, the grammer was suspended, or locked up where habus korpus couldn't get at it. – Letters of Major Jack Downing, of the Downingville Militia by Seba Smith
  2. Congriss has gone to work in arnest to fix up the financies, an to take keer that the Dimmecrats don't sue Linkin for suspendin the habus korpus. – Letters of Major Jack Downing, of the Downingville Militia by Seba Smith