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Pine Snake
2007-06-25 06:59:35

Pine Snakes, Pituophis melanoleucus, are a large species of non-venomous snakes in the family Colubridae. They are native to the United States. Pine snake generally refers to the Northern Pine Snake, unless otherwise stated. There are other species such as the Black, Florida, and Louisiana Pine Snake. The Northern Pine Snake has the largest range of the pine snakes. It occurs mainly in the...

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sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.