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.
Still more watchful is a cobra when he fights with a mongoose.
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.