The two scorpions were asked to get into their boat quickly.
The barren soil does not breed fevers, crocodiles, tigers or scorpions.
At the present day scorpions of various genera are found in all the warm regions of the world.
The letters, the messages, the presents, these had been the whips and scorpions in his hand.
My stomach felt as though it was filled with scorpions, wild cats and lizards.
Had I given free rein to my tongue, I had made of it a whip of scorpions.
Would that he could be whipped back to the House of God—with scorpions, if necessary!
scorpions are common in the islands, but we were not troubled with them.
Jenkins, securing the trident, used it as a "whip of scorpions," and was satisfied he gave some "strange horrors" with it.
There were scorpions in the village, on both sides the pike, on the hills above.
c.1200, from Old French scorpion (12c.), from Latin scorpionem (nominative scorpio), extended form of scorpius, from Greek skorpios "a scorpion," from PIE root *(s)ker- "to cut" (see shear (v.)). The Spanish alacran "scorpion" is from Arabic al-'aqrab.
mentioned along with serpents (Deut. 8:15). Used also figuratively to denote wicked persons (Ezek. 2:6; Luke 10:19); also a particular kind of scourge or whip (1 Kings 12:11). Scorpions were a species of spider. They abounded in the Jordan valley.