It was beautifully tattooed in red and blue, like the scales of a cobra.
It was a cobra capella had bitten him in the calf of the leg.
If you are only a sweeper, be glad that you were not born a pig or a cobra.
Now neither the Cobra nor the Cerastes is actually a water serpent.
They will not touch or kill a cobra, and do not swear by it.
This is probably because they revere the cobra as their first mother.
The cobra, or spectacled snake, is the most poisonous snake in India.
The Hindus regard the cobra as a god, and are loath to kill him.
And the same is true of the cobra, which keeps its eyes constantly on the charmer.
Still more watchful is a cobra when he fights with a mongoose.