book scorpion

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n book scorpion minute arachnid sometimes found in old papers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Book scorpion (Zoöl) one of the false scorpions (Chelifer cancroides) found among books and papers. It can run sidewise and backward, and feeds on small insects.
    • Book scorpion (Zoöl) See under Book.
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Usage

In literature:

I went to take up a book to fling at a monster spider in the corner, and put my hand on a scorpion.
"Our Home in the Silver West" by Gordon Stables
For safety during hibernation and moulting, book-scorpions spin a small spherical cocoon.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 2" by Various
Throughout the book there are also remarkable pictures of snakes, scorpions and unknown winged creatures.
"The Old English Herbals" by Eleanour Sinclair Rohde
To be looking for a book and put your band on a full-grown scaly scorpion.
"Medical Life in the Navy" by Gordon Stables
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