Serpent vs Jackal - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between serpent and jackal
is that serpent
is snake while jackal
is any of several wild canine species, native to the tropical old world, smaller than a wolf.
As a verb jackal is
to perform menial or routine tasks.
(label) An obsolete wind instrument in the brass family, whose shape is suggestive of a snake ().
(label) A subtle, treacherous, malicious person.
A kind of firework with a serpentine motion.
(label) To wind; to encircle.
Any of several wild canine species, native to the tropical Old World, smaller than a wolf.
A person who performs menial/routine tasks, dogsbody
(pejorative) A person who behaves in an opportunistic way; especially a base collaborator.
(slang, rare) A jack (the playing card.)
* black-backed jackal
** Cape jackal
** East African Jackal
* golden jackal
* side-striped jackal
* Weisenberg, Michael (2000)
The Official Dictionary of Poker. MGI/Mike Caro University. ISBN 978-1880069523
To perform menial or routine tasks
* 1800 , Pamphlets on British Taxation [http://books.google.com/books?id=XB8JAQAAIAAJ]:
- They have jackalled for the great beast, to pick in turns the bones of each other; they have subserved those above, to oppress and defraud those below; and they are suffering, and, so far as classes can, justly suffering their purgation.