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seeing pink elephants

 and seeing pink spiders; Seeing snakes
intoxicated; recovering from a drinking bout; having the delirium tremens. When I got to the point of seeing pink elephants, I knew that something had to be done. The old one who's shakinghe's probably seeing snakes.
See also: elephant, pink, seeing

barking spider

and trumpet spider
n. the imaginary source of the sound of an audible release of intestinal gas. (With reference to the image of a anus.) Heidi, do you know anything about the trumpet spider I keep hearing? Although Dr. Waddlington-Stowe had never heard “barking spider” with reference to the affected part, he caught the connection immediately.
See also: bark, spider

trumpet spider

verb
See also: spider, trumpet

pink elephants

and pink spiders
1. n. the delirium tremens. He was shaking something awful from the pink spiders.
2. n. hallucinatory creatures seen during the delirium tremens. (see also seeing pink elephants.) He said pink elephants were trying to kill him. He’s really drunk.
See also: elephant, pink

pink spiders

verb
See also: pink, spider

seeing pink elephants

and seeing pink spiders and seeing snakes
tv. alcohol intoxicated; recovering from a drinking bout; having the delirium tremens. When I got to the point of seeing pink elephants, I knew that something had to be done. He’s screaming something about seeing pink spiders, and he wants a drink.
See also: elephant, pink, seeing

seeing pink spiders

verb
See also: pink, seeing, spider
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In separate tests, I offered spiders either small live (n = 24) or large live prey (n = 23) alone rather than simultaneously to control for the possibility that spider avoidance of large crickets could cause them not to feed on small crickets placed in the same enclosure.
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After biting a victim with its fangs and injecting venom to paralyze the squirming supper, the spider spits digestive juices into its prey.
Many people also let out a scream when they see a spider appear out of the blue but it doesn't mean they have a phobia, they are just showing a learned response to something that they didn't expect to see and they don't know where it came from.
The Brazilian beast - also known as the Banana Spider because it sometimes gets on banana boats heading for the USA - has the largest venom glands of any spider and the lucky stallholder who made the unpleasant discovery had to thank the cool English weather for the spider's sluggish behaviour.
The appropriate form of local wound care of brown recluse spider bites has evolved in recent years, and it now includes the application of cool compresses rather than heat.
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