sheep-sticker, noun

Origin:
South African DutchShow more Calque formed on South African Dutch schaapsteker, see skaapsteker.
skaapsteker. Also attributive.
[1849 A. Smith Illust. of Zoo. of S. Afr.: Reptilia Pl.56The Schaap Sticker varies considerably in colour, and the markings differ in different individuals.]
1881 P. Gillmore Land of Boer 147Another species well known in the colony as the sheep-sticker, and pronounced to be very poisonous,..I am inclined to believe innocuous.
1936 L.G. Green Secret Afr. 233My movement disturbed a poisonous snake known as the skaapsteker (sheep-sticker).
1987 D. Matthee Mulberry Forest (1989) 314If it was a sheep-sticker snake, I would be able to save him myself.
skaapsteker. Also attributive.
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