Part of speech: noun

A tropical animal, of lobster- like form, with a poisonous sting in the end of the tail.

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Usage examples "scorpion":

  1. By the horns of the Bull I have to drive, past the Archer whose bow is taut and ready to slay, close to where the Scorpion stretches out its arms and the great Crab's claws grope for a prey...." - "A Book of Myths", Jean Lang.
  2. The study of the ant and the bee, the spider and the scorpion should fill us with hope. - "Editorials-from-the-Hearst-Newspapers", Brisbane, Arthur.
  3. Whoe'er had thought A scorpion had strength o'er death or fate? - "Pharsalia; Dramatic Episodes of the Civil Wars", Lucan.