Scorpiones

Definitions

  • Scorpion, in act of "playing."
    Scorpion, in act of "playing."
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Scorpiones (Zoöl) A division of arachnids comprising the scorpions.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There are approximately 1300 species of scorpion but only 25 of them are deadly
    • n scorpiones True scorpions as a suborder of Arachnida: distinguished from Pseudoscorpiones: synonymous with Scorpionida.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Annually a thousand people are killed by scorpions in Mexico
    • n.pl Scorpiones true scorpions, a sub-order of Arachnida
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. scorpio—Gr. skorpios.

Usage

In literature:

Or if he asked for an egg, would you give him a scorpion with a deadly stinger?
"Men Called Him Master" by Elwyn Allen Smith
But snakes and scorpions were found also almost hourly.
"The Leicestershires beyond Baghdad" by Edward John Thompson
After getting the gold father went to Stockton and bought a supply of groceries and started a grocery store at Scorpion Gulch.
"Sixty Years of California Song" by Margaret Blake-Alverson
I once disturbed one that evidently had been eating part of a large scorpion.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale
Now his folly stung him; now the scorpion entered his soul.
"Henrietta Temple A Love Story" by Benjamin Disraeli
The two parts of the lion directly disappeared, and the head changed into a large scorpion.
"The Arabian Nights Entertainments" by Anonymous
For nearly three hours the Lawrence with the schooners Ariel and Scorpion, fought the British fleet.
"The Land We Live In" by Henry Mann
A huge scorpion lives close by, whose blood cures all kinds of diseases.
"Roumanian Fairy Tales" by Various
Always this stone, this scorpion of maternal nourishment.
"Fantasia of the Unconscious" by D. H. Lawrence
Another thing we found in the caves and also in other places was a species of small scorpion.
"A Canyon Voyage" by Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
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In poetry:

Did Satan make you to spite God?
Or did God mean
To scourge with scorpions for a rod
Our sins, Faustine?
"Faustine" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
And of all that stood at noonday
In that fiery scorpion ring,
Miles Keogh's horse at evening
Was the only living thing.
"Miles Keogh's Horse" by John Hay
Ah! what fetters adamantine
Bind and hold him in their thrall!
Oft the scorpion scourge of horror
On his shrinking soul will fall.
"Comparative Slavery" by Janet Hamilton
She spun and she laughed a-spinning
The blood of my veins in a skein;
But I knew how the charm was mastered,
And snapped in the hissing vein;
So she wove but a fiery scorpion
That writhed from her hands again....
"Elphin" by Madison Julius Cawein
I would burn for a thousand days,
Aziza whom I adore,
Be tortured, slain, in unheard of ways
If you pitied the pain I bore.
You pity! Your bright eyes, fastened on other things,
Are keener to sting my soul, than scorpion stings!
"Prayer" by Laurence Hope
Curse her! curse her! I say, and give my curses wings!
May the words of love I've spoke be changed to scorpion stings!
Oh, she filled my heart with joy, she emptied my heart of doubt,
And now, with a scratch of a pen, she lets my heart's blood out!
"Gone With A Handsomer Man" by William McKendree Carleton

In news:

Beware the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion, hottest pepper.
This 'Scorpion' is king among '80s action.
NEW YORK – Mike Trout and Bryce Harper were teammates on the Scottsdale Scorpions last fall.
While that group eventually started selling off other properties, it's maintained ownership of the Scorpions.
The Scorpions lost their final game of the 2012 regular season to their cross-valley rival but still remain the No.
Scorpion receives letters of intent for 3 jackups.
Tonight's debut episode finds contestants hanging from a helicopter and munching on scorpions to get their hands on a cash prize.
SCORPION Sports has added all of its merchandise SKUs into Lightspeed's DMS database so dealers can easily look up and order products in a three-step process.
This ' Scorpion ' is king among '80s action.
Venomous scorpions in the US are mostly found in Arizona.
An Arizona woman is wondering what hurt more: getting stung by a scorpion or seeing her hospital bill after treatment.
While scorpions are no stranger to South Texas, residents are reporting an increase in scorpion run-ins this summer.
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman is wondering what hurt more: getting stung by a scorpion or seeing her hospital bill after treatment.
We had the chance to take a Grand fitted with Scorpions over some rocky trails in the Nevada outback.
Scorpion on a Plane.
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