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 Snake-Stones.Snakes in his Boots (To have). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Snake in the Grass.
 
A secret enemy; an enemy concealed from sight. Rhyming slang, “a looking-glass.”   1
       
“Latet anguis in herba.”
       
Virgil, Eclogue iii. 93.
 


 Snake-Stones.Snakes in his Boots (To have). 

 
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