When Shagarach stepped from the car on his way to meet Mr. skull-and-crossbones he found that he was early.
By the way, my correspondent, Mr. skull-and-crossbones, has honored me again.
I was determined—I think we were all determined—not to be bullied by these islanders and their skull-and-crossbones ditty.
skull and crossbones n. pl. skulls and crossbones
A representation of a human skull above two long crossed bones, a symbol of death used as a warning label on poisons.
A picture or outline of a human skull and two crossed arm or leg bones. Pirate ships are supposed to have used the skull and crossbones on their flags. (See also Jolly Roger.)