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serpent
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Harry Potter (#7) and the Deathly Hallows
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  • Voldemort swept from the room without a backward glance, and the great serpent floated after him
  • Grunting with pain, he slumped over the black basin with its taps in the form of open-mouthed serpents and closed his eyes .
  • 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.
  • "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.
  • 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.
  • His dark eyes were still fixed upon the coiling serpent in its protective sphere.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • a picture of a serpent eating its tail
  • the serpent in the Garden of Eden

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