He can, though, pull one up, as in a rhapsodic mediation upon art and love whose narrator sings "towards you all anguine conebos seem to scoot". The adjective is of simple Latin origin, meaning snake-like in form. This, more nimble on the tongue than the zoological forms of anguineal or anguineous, was apparently last used, exquisitely, by Sheridan Le Fanu in 1871: "her beautiful eyebrows wore that anguine curve, which is the only approach to a scowl which painters accord to angels". Now, as for conebos . . .