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serpent
used in Harry Potter (#7) and the Deathly Hallows

11 uses
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Definition a snake
  • Voldemort swept from the room without a backward glance, and the great serpent floated after him
    Chapter 32 -- The Elder Wand (94% in)
serpent = snake
  • He was spread-eagled on the cold black marble floor, his nose inches from one of the silver serpent tails that supported the large bathtub.
    Chapter 9 -- A Place to Hide (98% in)
  • Grunting with pain, he slumped over the black basin with its taps in the form of open-mouthed serpents and closed his eyes ....
    Chapter 12 -- Magic is Might (41% in)
  • And then he saw the door to number twelve, Grimmauld Place, with its serpent door knocker, but before he could draw breath, there was a scream and a flash of purple light: Hermione's hand was suddenly vicelike upon his and everything went dark again.
    Chapter 13 -- The Muggle-Born Registration Commission (99% in)
  • "On three," said Harry, looking back down at the locket and narrowing his eyes, concentrating on the letter S, imagining a serpent, while the contents of the locket rattled like a trapped cockroach.
    Chapter 19 -- The Silver Doe (51% in)
  • Harry, about to curse Snape, was forced to pull Luna out of the way of the descending flames, which became a ring of fire that filled the corridor and flew like a lasso at Snape— Then it was no longer fire, but a great black serpent that McGonagall blasted to smoke, which reformed and solidified in seconds to become a swarm of pursuing daggers.
    Chapter 30 -- The Sacking of Severus Snape (51% in)
  • Now the fire was mutating, forming a gigantic pack of fiery beasts: Flaming serpents, chimaeras, and dragons rose and fell and rose again, and the detritus of centuries on which they were feeding was thrown up into the air into their fanged mouths, tossed high on clawed feet, before being con-sumed by the inferno.
    Chapter 31 -- The Battle of Hogwarts (81% in)
  • The diadem seemed to fall in slow motion, turning and glittering as it dropped toward the maw of a yawning serpent, and then he had it, caught it around his wrist — Harry swerved again as the serpent lunged at him; he soared up-ward and straight toward the place where, he prayed, the door stood open; Ron, Hermione and Goyle had vanished; Malfoy was screaming and holding Harry so tightly it hurt.
    Chapter 31 -- The Battle of Hogwarts (88% in)
  • The diadem seemed to fall in slow motion, turning and glittering as it dropped toward the maw of a yawning serpent, and then he had it, caught it around his wrist — Harry swerved again as the serpent lunged at him; he soared up-ward and straight toward the place where, he prayed, the door stood open; Ron, Hermione and Goyle had vanished; Malfoy was screaming and holding Harry so tightly it hurt.
    Chapter 31 -- The Battle of Hogwarts (88% in)
  • The room beyond was dimly lit, but he could see Nagini, swirling and coiling like a serpent underwater, safe in her enchanted, starry sphere, which floated unsupported in midair.
    Chapter 32 -- The Elder Wand (72% in)
  • His dark eyes were still fixed upon the coiling serpent in its protective sphere.
    Chapter 32 -- The Elder Wand (87% in)

There are no more uses of "serpent" in Harry Potter (#7) and the Deathly Hallows.

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