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scorpion

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Animals
scorpionscor‧pi‧on /ˈskɔːpiən $ -ɔːr-/ noun [countable]  scorpion.jpg HBAa tropical animal like an insect, with a curving tail and a poisonous sting
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scorpionWhen it came to confrontation, what possible match was a fish for a scorpion?The symptoms of poisoning are similar to those inflicted by the sting of a scorpion fish.Lilith herself is shown as a mixture of wolf, lion and scorpion.Where the lizards and scorpions roam?It sounds, once again, as though evolution deals in distant targets, homing in on things like scorpions.The male scorpion approaches the female with great wariness.And why does she have a pet scorpion?It wouldn't matter if you'd been promised a king's ransom if you achieved a lucky jump to the scorpion.
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